Cassini to image Enceladus's warm vents

By Phil Plait | August 11, 2008 9:45 am

I just got an email blast from Carolyn Porco: on Monday, Cassini will fly very close to the south pole of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, and will return the best images so far in the mission of that region. Cassini discovered that Enceladus has plumes of water spurting up from deep inside the moon, indicating the presence of liquid water! This obviously makes Enceladus a very juicy (haha) target for Cassini, and the images should be spectacular. Since I’m in the Galapagos now there’s no hope of being able to grab the images, but stay tuned to sites like the Cassini CICLOPS page, Universe Today and Emily’s blog; I’m sure they’ll have the images in all their high-res glory.

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