Close up of Enceladus


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Aug 21, 2003
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What is Enceladus? Well as the article says...
Saturn's tiny, icy moon Enceladus has recently been visited by NASA's Cassini orbiter on several very close approaches - once coming within a mere 25 kilometers (15 miles) of the surface. Scientists are learning a great deal about this curious little moon. Only about 500 kilometers wide (310 miles), it is very active, emitting internal heat, churning its surface, and - through cryovolcanism - ejecting masses of microscopic ice particles into Saturnian orbit.
Some very stunning photos to be had here.
I just happened to be playing Pink Floyd's Shine On You Crazy Diamond when I started looking at the pics... Dark Side of the Moon might been the first obvious choice but I think SOYCD was more fitting.

Thoughts (on the photos), comments?

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