Enceladus vents water jets

Enceladus vents water jets

Fig. 10.22 . Dramatic plumes, both large and small, spray water ice particles, water vapor and organic compounds out from many locations along tiger stripe fractures near the south pole of Saturnís moon Enceladus. More than 30 individual jets of different sizes can be seen in this image, and more than 20 of them had not been identified before. The south pole of Enceladus lies near the limb in the top left quadrant of the mosaic, near the large jet that is second from left. (Courtesy of NASA/JPL/SSI.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University