Enceladus

  • Enceladus Erupting
    Jets of fine, icy particles streaming from Saturn's moon Enceladus were captured in recent images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The images provide unambiguous visual evidence the moon is geologically active.
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  • Enceladus’ Tiger Stripes are Really Cubs
    The Cassini spacecraft discovered the long, cracked features dubbed "tiger stripes" on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus are very young. They are between 10 and 1,000 years old.
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  • Hot Potato Enceladus
    A researcher at Southwest Research Institute, working with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center from the NASA Cassini Saturn orbiter, found heat leaking out of the south polar region of Saturn's moon, Enceladus.
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  • Cassini Spies Enceladus’ Rolling
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has obtained new detailed images of the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The data reveal distinctive geological features and the most youthful terrain seen on the moon.
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  • Atmosphere on Enceladus
    The Cassini spacecraft's two close flybys of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus have revealed that the moon has a significant atmosphere. Scientists, using Cassini's magnetometer instrument for their studies, say the source may be volcanism, geysers, or gases escaping from the surface or the interior.
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  • The Wrinkles of Youth
    Many of Saturn's more interesting moons are crusted with ice. The moons are often too small for a radioactive core and internal heating. The bizarre wrinkled surface on one of the moons, Enceladus, may reveal a geologically young age.
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  • Enceladus: Grand Tours
    Saturn's moon, Enceladus, was discovered two hundred and fifteen years ago today, but the Cassini probe has targeted this icy world for its lunar tour through the Saturnian system.
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