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Enceladan south polar vents and plumes

Enceladan south polar vents and plumes

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NASA / JPL / SSI / Gordan Ugarkovic

Enceladan south polar vents and 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.

Distance: 33 500 km
Phase angle: 154 deg

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 August 13, 2010

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