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Icy Enceladus
Icy Enceladus (click to enlarge)
 
 

Icy Enceladus

Artist David Seal's rendering shows the bright, icy surface of icy Enceladus. In the foreground, an ice geyser can be seen projecting a jet of vapor into space. Enceladus is considered by some as the source of Saturn's E ring (which can be very faintly seen along Saturn's equatorial plane); icy geysers may be responsible for sustaining the E ring's supply of micrometer-sized particles.

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