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europa, moon of jupiter. An ice world with 4 tiger strikes close to its south pole. It is believed that under the ice lies an ocean of liquid water and therefore life :)

Enceladus, Saturn's moon, spews out water vapor from its southern pole creating a halo of ice, gas, and dust

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)

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.

Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus hangs below the gas giant’s rings while Titan lurks in the background, in this new image taken by the Cassini spacecraft.

Anillo de Saturno y la luna Encelado (Cassini, 2012)

Here’s a great shot of Titan and Saturn acquired by Cassini on May 6, 2012 just after a pass by the haze-covered moon. It’s a color-composite made from images taken in Cassini’s red, green and blue color channels.

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.

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Saturn's moon Enceladus interacting with the E ring.

The Cassini spacecraft looks toward the sunlit face of Saturn's rings