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Enceladus creating the E ring

Enceladus creating the E ring

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Enceladus creating the E ring
An extended-color (infrared-green-ultraviolet) composite of Cassini images shows the little moon Enceladus jetting water ice and other materials into orbit around Saturn. That material spreads and becomes the E ring, the band across the image against which Enceladus is silhouetted.

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