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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'). in this version of the image, i imagine the icy plumes on the equatorial region. 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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