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Enceladus (494 km), a moon of Saturn that churns with internal heat, ejecting plumes of microscopic ice particles into Saturn's orbit (photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft)

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been studying Saturn and its moons since it entered orbit in This image, taken on Oct. is a stunning mosaic of the geologically active Enceladus after a Cassini flyby Photo By NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

The ice fountains of Enceladus  Fountains of water ice blast thousands of kilometres above the surface of Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus. It is thought that the pull of Saturn's powerful gravity distorts the moon and heats the interior, forming an underground ocean. When this reservoir of water contacts the vacuum of space it vaporises and explodes above the moon. Any liquid water freezes instantly.    Images of the ice fountains were first captured by the Cassini probe.

The ice fountains of Enceladus Fountains of water ice blast thousands of kilometres above the surface of Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus. It is thought that the pull of Saturn's powerful gravity distorts the moon and heats the interior, forming an undergrou

Enceladus, Saturn's Moon spews at least four four distinct plumes of water vapor and ice from its south polar region. Image by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. via msnbc #Enceladus #Saturn #Cassini #NASA msnbc

At least four distinct plumes of water ice spew out from the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera - Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Inside Enceladus, Icy Moon of Saturn (Infographic)

Infographic: Surface and interior of Enceladus. Image credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist (Source: NASA JPL)

8 Real World Science Facts About Saturn's Moon Enceladus

This infographic features some of the most intriguing findings scientists have made about Saturn's moon Enceladus using data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft at Saturn.

This illustration depicts the best-known candidates in our search for life in the solar system.

The Solar System and Beyond is Awash in Water

Earth isn’t the only ocean world in our solar system. Oceans could exist in diverse forms on moons and dwarf planets, offering clues in the quest to discover life beyond our home planet.

Enceladus Oct. 9, 2008 Flyby - Posted Image #2 #nasa

This image was taken during Cassini's extremely close encounter with Enceladus on Oct. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Oct.

NASAu2019s Hubble Finds Plutou2019s Moons Tumbling in Absolute Chaos

Hubble Finds Pluto’s Moons Tumbling in Absolute Chaos

“ Saturn has 62 discovered moons, 53 of which are named. Saturn’s moons are largely named after Titans - all here are but for Enceladus, named for a giant. These pictures were taken on the Cassini.

Saturn's moon Enceladus pictured in front of Saturn's rings [1041  1041] http://ift.tt/2lQQWPN

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has given the world a stunning view of Saturn's Enceladus moon silhouetted against the planet's glistening rings.

Enceladus Jets: The icy surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus spurts ice particles, water vapor, and trace organic molecules into space. Intriguing to astrobiologists.

Cassini imaging scientists used views like this one to help them identify the source locations for individual jets spurting ice particles, water vapor and trace organic compounds from the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

Cassini Image of Enceladus Drifting By Saturn’s Rings

Saturn's moon Enceladus drifts before Saturn's rings, which glow brightly in the sunlight. Beneath its icy exterior shell, Enceladus hides a global ocean of liquid water.

Enceladus - JPL Travel Poster NASA imagined galactic travel posters, all available for free download. So cool!

"Visit Beautiful Southern Enceladus" - NASA’s new space tourism posters designed by Invisible Creatures (via The Verge) //

Backlit Saturn -  Backlit Saturn - Seen from the Cassini Spacecraft The Cassini spacecraft was sent by NASA and ESA to study Saturn and its moons. Two of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus and Tethys, appear in the bottom right of this image. So far, the spacecraft has found new storm systems on Saturn, active geysers on its moon Enceladus, liquid oceans on its moon Titan, and many other unexpected discoveries. Due to its elliptical orbit, Cassini is occasionally able to catch beautyful images of…

Backlit Saturn - Seen from the Cassini SpacecraftThe Cassini spacecraft was sent by NASA and ESA to study Saturn and its moons. Two of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus and Tethys, appear in the bottom right of this image.

All Aglow: Saturn's moon Enceladus drifts before the rings, which glow brightly in the sunlight.

All Aglow

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has given the world a stunning view of Saturn's Enceladus moon silhouetted against the planet's glistening rings.

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