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. Water, Science'S Universe, Saturn Moon, Cassini Spacecraft, Nasa Jpl Caltech Spacs Science, Science Institution, Prominent Plume, Organic Compound, Moon Enceladus
Geysers of water ice erupt from Saturn's moon Enceladus. The plumes are backlit by the sun, which is almost directly behind the moon. The moon's dark side that we see here is illuminated by reflected light from Saturn. The Cassini spacecraft flew right through the plumes in order to let its instruments 'taste' them
The Cassini Spacecraft has been busy! It recently discovered 101 geysers on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.
That's no moon! :D - The Saturn moons Mimas and Pandora appear together in this image taken by the narrow-angle camera aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft on May 14, 2013. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute