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Enceladus' plumage

Enceladus' plumage

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NASA / JPL / SSI / Gordan Ugarkovic

Enceladus' plumage
Cassini viewed Enceladus from a phase angle of 160 degrees (with the Sun nearly in front of the moon) to catch this glorious view of the moon's night side silhouetted against the E ring as it replenishes the E ring with its geysers. At upper right is the outer edge of Saturn's rings: the A ring and severely overexposed F ring.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Gordan Ugarkovic

Original image data dated on or about April 14, 2012

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