CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

The Breath of Enceladus

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The Breath of Enceladus
"The image shows a viewpoint from within one of the tiger stripe fractures just as Enceladus is coming out of Saturn eclipse. Sunlight reddened by its passage through Saturn's atmosphere illuminates a fractured, glittering ice crystal-covered landscape, revealing two ghostly, active plumes -- the 'breath' of Enceladus."

Garry L. Harwood   © 2008
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Alliance Member Comments
marieelizabeth1130 (Feb 3, 2010 at 7:55 PM):
Breath taking.Pure genius
ArLau (Nov 2, 2008 at 8:53 AM):
Very nice drawing. Hope that it is just like the reality.


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