NASA releases new images of the moon with geysers: Enceladus

Enceladus, as photographed by Cassini | Image: NASA / MSNBC

Enceladus, as photographed by Cassini | Image: NASAThese images show Saturn’s moon Enceladus, as captured by the Cassini spacecraft. It recently flew through the plumes from Enceladus’s icy geysers, and took some photos either side of the flyby.

The surface of Enceladus may look like rock, but it is actually ice.  Amazingly, there may even be a liquid water ocean underneath. Unforunately we’ll have to wait a while yet for the results of the geyser flyby to come back, but in the meantime…

Click here for more information on the flyby and on Enceladus’s mysterious geysers.

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