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A geyser on Saturn's moon Enceladus with Saturn & Titan as seen from the surface of Enceladus; Enceladus plume; cryovolcanism; cryovolcanic plumes; Cassini spacecraft; astrobiology; E Ring - Space Art Illustration
 

Geyser on Enceladus with Saturn & Titan

Liquid water breaches the floor of a crevasse and is propelled into the frigid vacuum of space as a jet of ice crystals. The perspective is from Enceladus' south pole. Saturn rests low on the horizon, its rings seen edge-on as a thin line. Saturn's largest satellite Titan appears as an orange dot on the right just above the horizon.

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Special thanks to Björn Jónsson for his Saturn clouds map.

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