Saturn's moon, Enceladus, sprays icy particles, water vapor and organic compounds
This dramatic photo shows Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, spraying icy particles, water vapor and organic compounds from fissures along the famed “tiger stripes” near the south pole.
This is not one photo but a mosaic created from two high-resolution images captured by the narrow-angle camera on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft which flew past Enceladus (and through the jets) at a distance of approximately 14,000 kilometers (9,000 miles). Each pixel recorded is equivalent to 81 meters (267 feet) of the moon surface.
Read more about this photo at: NASA.