Enceladus

12.19.15
Cassini leaves Saturn's moon Enceladus after one last mission
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Cassini leaves Saturn's moon Enceladus after one last mission

The space probe will study Enceladus' heat before it bids farewell and explores Saturn's rings.

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10.31.15
Cassini gets cozy with Saturn's moon, flies 30 miles above its surface
10.31.15

Cassini gets cozy with Saturn's moon, flies 30 miles above its surface

On its way out, the Cassini spacecraft took a pretty photo showing both Enceladus and Saturn's rings.

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10.16.15
Cassini takes close-up pictures of Saturnian moon's north pole
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10.16.15

Cassini takes close-up pictures of Saturnian moon's north pole

Turns out Enceladus' northermost region is covered in craters and thin, cobwebby fractures.

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09.15.15
Saturn's moon Enceladus has a global, water-based ocean
09.15.15

Saturn's moon Enceladus has a global, water-based ocean

NASA has confirmed that Saturn's moon Enceladus has a water ocean covering everything below its icy surface.

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08.24.15
The Big Picture: Saturn illuminates the surface of its icy moon
08.24.15

The Big Picture: Saturn illuminates the surface of its icy moon

Think the bright right side of Enceladus is lit thanks to the sun? Guess again.

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Saturn's icy moon possibly has warm waters that could foster life
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Saturn's icy moon possibly has warm waters that could foster life

Enceladus used to be just another icy moon until the Cassini spacecraft spotted geysers on its sur...

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11.27.10
Cassini space probe exits safe mode just in time for its flyby of Enceladus
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Cassini space probe exits safe mode just in time for its flyby of Enceladus

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