Enceladus (494 km), a moon of Saturn that churns with internal heat, ejecting plumes of microscopic ice particles into Saturn's orbit (photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft)

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been studying Saturn and its moons since it entered orbit in This image, taken on Oct. is a stunning mosaic of the geologically active Enceladus after a Cassini flyby Photo By NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Enceladus, Saturn's Moon spews at least four four distinct plumes of water vapor and ice from its south polar region. Image by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. via msnbc #Enceladus #Saturn #Cassini #NASA msnbc

At least four distinct plumes of water ice spew out from the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera - Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Saturn's Enceladus moon hides 'great lake' of water - The evidence for an "ocean" of water under the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus appears to be overwhelming. The data results from using NASA's Casinni probe to detect the water's gravitational signal are consistent with the existence of a large water reservoir about the size (volume) of Lake Superior in North America

Saturn moon hides 'great lake'

Fountains of water ice are blasted thousands of kilometres above the surface of Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus - Saturn's gravitational pull is responsible for these extraordinary hot geysers.

Inside Enceladus, Icy Moon of Saturn (Infographic)

Infographic: Surface and interior of Enceladus. Image credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist (Source: NASA JPL)

Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons.  The Cassini spacecraft captured an image of plumes originating from the south pole of the icy moon with a very clear signature of small ice particles. There is possible evidence of Yellowstone-like geysers fed by reservoirs of liquid water.

NEW TIGER STRIPES ON ENCELADUS – From NASA: “Do underground oceans vent through the tiger stripes on Saturn’s moon Enceladus? Long features dubbed tiger stripes are known to be spewing ice from the.

Saturn's Enceladus moon cuff links - handmade cufflink set by SpaceBling #Cufflinks #Enceladus #Saturn #SolarSystem #Astronomy

Saturn's Enceladus moon cuff links - handmade cufflink set by SpaceBling #Cufflinks #Enceladus #Saturn #SolarSystem #Astronomy

BBC News - Saturn's Enceladus moon hides 'great lake' of water

Saturn moon hides 'great lake'

New measurements by Nasa's Cassini probe suggest Saturn's moon Enceladus hides a mass of liquid water as big as Lake Superior under its icy surface.

The ice fountains of Enceladus  Fountains of water ice blast thousands of kilometres above the surface of Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus. It is thought that the pull of Saturn's powerful gravity distorts the moon and heats the interior, forming an underground ocean. When this reservoir of water contacts the vacuum of space it vaporises and explodes above the moon. Any liquid water freezes instantly.    Images of the ice fountains were first captured by the Cassini probe.

The ice fountains of Enceladus Fountains of water ice blast thousands of kilometres above the surface of Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus. It is thought that the pull of Saturn's powerful gravity distorts the moon and heats the interior, forming an undergrou

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will make its final flyby of Saturn’s Enceladus moon on Saturday.

Mapping Saturn’s Moons

Enceladus in Silhouette

Enceladus in Silhouette (Astronomy Picture of the Day RSS Feed)

Enceladus in Silhouette

Fresh Tiger Stripes on Saturn's Enceladus Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA, Do underground oceans vent through the tiger stripes on Saturn's moon Enceladus? Long features dubbed tiger stripes are known to be spewing ...

Long features dubbed tiger stripes are known to be spewing ice from Enceladus's icy interior into space, creating a cloud of fine ice particles over the moon's South Pole and creating Saturn's mysterious E-ring.

Icy Enceladus | One of Saturn's 62 moons-Water water everywhere-a Lake Superior lurks here as discovered by Cassini Space Telescope and reported today April 4,2014 in the Washington Post.

‘Tiger Stripes’ on Enceladus The Saturn moon Enceladus harbors a big ocean of liquid water beneath its icy crust that may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study reports.

Saturn’s moon Enceladus drifts before the rings and the tiny moon Pandora in this view that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured on 11/1/09. The entire scene is backlit by the Sun, providing striking illumination for the icy particles that make up both the rings and the jets emanating from the south pole of Enceladus, which is about 505 km across. Pandora, which is about 84 km wide, is on the opposite side of the rings from Cassini and Enceladus. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science…

A Song of Ice and Light

Saturn’s moon Enceladus drifts before the rings and the tiny moon Pandora in this view that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured on 11/1/09. The entire scene is backlit by the Sun, providing striking illumination for the icy particles that make up both the rings and the jets emanating from the south pole of Enceladus, which is about 505 km across. Pandora, which is about 84 km wide, is on the opposite side of the rings from Cassini and Enceladus. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science…

Enceladus (moon of Saturn) showing fountains of water vapor and ice

Enceladus (moon of Saturn) showing fountains of water vapor and ice

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