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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Enceladus' plumes

Filed under Enceladus, pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Saturn's moons

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Enceladus' plumes 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

Original image data dated on or about August 13, 2010.

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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

 

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