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Enceladus, Computer Artwork

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11167683
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14 Jun 2012
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enceladus is a mid-sized satellite of saturn, about 500 km across, known since 1789. it is only one-tenth the size of the largest saturnian moon, titan. in 2005, the cassini spacecraft discovered that this relatively small world is, surprisingly, geologically active. geyser-like jets of water were seen venting from the moon's south-polar surface ices, vented by a process called cyrovolcanism ('cold volcanism'). another satellite, mimas, is seen on saturn's ring plane.. enceladus. computer artwork of jets of water venting from the surface of saturn's moon enceladus (foreground).

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