The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Filed under Enceladus, pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Saturn's moons
Cassini took this photo of the plumes rising from Enceladus' south pole on August 13, 2010. Plumes rising out of nighttime darkness are only visible once they have risen high enough above the surface to be outside of Enceladus' shadow.
NASA / JPL / SSI / Gordan Ugarkovic
Distance: 33 500 km
Phase angle: 154 deg
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Original image data dated on or about August 13, 2010
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