CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Enceladus!

A masterpiece of deep time and wrenching gravity, the tortured surface of Enceladus and its ongoing geologic activity tell the story of the ancient and present struggles of one small world ... a world which, today, appears to have bodies of liquid water rich in simple organics beneath its south pole. This surprising story is recounted by imaging scientists in a paper to be published in the journal Science on March 10, 2006.

Mar 9, 2006: Enceladus the Storyteller - A masterpiece of deep time and wrenching gravity, the tortured surface of Enceladus and its fascinating ongoing geologic activity tell the story of the ancient and present struggles of one tiny world.

Nov 28, 2005: Fountains of Enceladus - Recent Cassini images of Enceladus at high phase show the fountain-like sources of the fine spray of material that towers above the south polar region of Enceladus.

Mar 9, 2006: Spray Above Enceladus II - Plumes of icy material extend above the southern polar region of Enceladus as imaged by the Cassini spacecraft in January 2005.
Mar 9, 2006: Spray Above Enceladus III - Plumes of icy material extend above the southern polar region of Enceladus as imaged by the Cassini spacecraft in February 2005.
Mar 9, 2006: Searching for Warmth - The exciting mystery of Enceladusí active south polar region continues to unfold as scientists make the correlation between geologically youthful surface fractures and anomalously warm temperatures recorded there.
Mar 9, 2006: Enceladus "Cold Geyser" Model - As Saturnís active moon Enceladus continues to spew icy particles into space, scientists struggle to understand the mechanics of what is going on beneath the fractured south polar terrain.

Dec 6, 2005: Enceladus Plume Movie - Jets of icy particles burst from Enceladus in this brief movie sequence of four images taken on November 27, 2005.

Jul 29, 2005: Warm Fractures on Enceladus - This image shows the warmest places in the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

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