Saturnís bright moon Enceladus

Saturnís bright moon Enceladus

Fig. 10.19 . Ice-covered Enceladus, about 504 kilometers across, looks suspended in front of rings darkened by Saturnís shadow. From the outer ring edge inward, the observed ring features include the A ring, the Cassini Division and the B ring. The C ring is the dominant, darker region. This image was taken in visible light on 7 March 2005 from the Cassini spacecraft. (Courtesy of NASA/JPL/SSI.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University