Date: 2 May 2013
Like a proud peacock displaying its tail, Enceladus shows off its beautiful plume to the Cassini spacecraft's cameras.
Enceladus (504 km, or 313 miles across) is seen here illuminated by light reflected off Saturn.
This view looks toward the Saturn-facing side of Enceladus. North on Enceladus is up and rotated 45 degrees to the right. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on 18 Jan. 2013.
The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 777,000 km (483,000 miles) from Enceladus and at a sun-Enceladus-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 173 degrees. Image scale is 5 km (3 miles) per pixel.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute