Tuesday, October 5

More Saturn Stuff

Enceladus; Quite possibly the most interesting finds Cassini has made thus far. One of the many moons of Saturn. Geysers in the south polar region of this moon spew large plumes of organic material, dust and ice far into space.  Photo credit would of course go to the imaging team of the mission. This is a joint mission of NASA and the European Space Agency. (Amazing what mankind can do when we work together) The geysers suggest that there could be an ocean of liquid water beneath the moons surface.  
The blue lines, lower right in the image below, are where the plumes originate, what NASA refers to as "The Tiger Stripes" 
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1 comment:

Kay said...

How beautiful....and amazing...
brings new meaning to, "Many moons ago..."

love it!