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Water-vapour jets rise from Enceladus's south pole
- Title Water-vapour jets rise from Enceladus's south pole
- Released 13/03/2006 9:42 am
- Copyright NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Plumes of icy material extend above the southern polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus as imaged by the Cassini spacecraft in February 2005.
The monochrome view is presented along with a colour-coded version on the right. The latter reveals a fainter and much more extended plume component.
This clear-filter image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera at a distance of approximately 321 000 kilometres from Enceladus. The image scale is approximately 1.8 kilometres per pixel.