Little Enceladus and enormous Titan are seen on either side of Saturn’s rings. Color-composite image from Cassini raw data acquired on March 12, 2012. (NASA/JPL/SSI/J. Major) Beautiful Photos, Photos Treats, Science Stuff, Tags Science, Vision Majesticvis, Www Majesticvis Com, Astronomy, Enceladus Titanic, Saturn Rings
Enceladus: A Tectonic Feast Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been studying Saturn and its moons since it entered orbit in 2004. This image, taken on Oct. 5, 2008, is a stunning mosaic of the geologically active Enceladus after a Cassini flyby.
The surface area of Saturn's moon Mimas is slightly less than the land area of Spain and is composed of water ice with only a small amount of rock. Yet Saturn's resonances with Mimas, and Mimas' resonances with other orbiting satellites are instrumental in the formation of Saturn's rings.