This view of Saturn’s moon Enceladus and its prominent plumes was taken by the Cassini spacecraft on April 2, 2013. The plumes are back-it from the Sun while the moon’s surface is lit with reflected light from Saturn. There are close to 100 geyser jets of varying sizes near Enceladus’s south pole spraying water vapor, icy particles, and organic compounds out into space.
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Enceladus Jets: The icy surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus spurts ice particles, water vapor, and trace organic molecules into space. Intriguing to astrobiologists, Enceladus could be one of the best places to look for evidence of life in our Solar System. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute #Saturn #Enceladus #Jets #NASA_JPL_SSI