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. Saturn Moon, Eurospace Saturn, Spaces Pics, Cassini Spacecraft, Planets 6 Saturn, Saturn S Enceladus, Nasa Jpl Caltech Spac Science, Moon Enceladus, Science Universe
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.
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. 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 saturn backlit by our sun, as seen above. Credit: NASA/JPL/ESA
The Cassini Spacecraft has been busy! It recently discovered 101 geysers on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.