Click to enlargeFountains of Enceladus Photo

Buy this Fountains of Enceladus space photo. High quality Cassini picture, slide, or Duratrans backlit transparency. NASA photograph PIA07759. Wide variety of sizes.

Recent Cassini images of Saturn's moon Enceladus backlit by the sun show the fountain-like sources of the fine spray of material that towers over the south polar region. The image was taken looking more or less broadside at the "tiger stripe" fractures observed in earlier Enceladus images. It shows discrete plumes of a variety of apparent sizes above the limb of the moon. The greatly enhanced and colorized image shows the enormous extent of the fainter, larger-scale component of the plume.

Date Taken/Released: November 28, 2005
Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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