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Dramatic jets of ice, water vapor and organic compounds spray from the south pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus in this image captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in November 2009. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Dramatic jets of ice, water vapor and organic compounds spray from the south pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus in this image captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in November 2009. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
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Along with Jupiter’s infamous moon Europa, Saturn’s moon Enceladus is one of the most fascinating places in the Solar System, with its huge geysers of water vapor erupting from cracks i…

Enceladus' Jets Selectively Power-Up Farther From Saturn - Universe Today

Exciting New 'Enceladus Explorer' Mission Proposed to Search for Life - Universe Today

A new mission would drill for life on Enceladus, Hell Friggin Yeah! it will be disgusting, but lets do it!

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Enceladus N00185279-82 - cl1cl2,bl1,red,ir1,ir3 filter - flyby E-17 - "Courtesy NASA/JPL-California Institute of Tecnology." processing 2di7 & titanio44
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Enceladus N00185279-82 - cl1cl2,bl1,red,ir1,ir3 filter - flyby E-17 - "Courtesy NASA/JPL-California Institute of Tecnology." processing 2di7 & titanio44

Enceladus N00185279-82 - cl1cl2,bl1,red,ir1,ir3 filter - flyby E-17  - "Courtesy NASA/JPL-California Institute of Tecnology." processing 2di7 & titanio44
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Titan cb3 grn bl January 24, 2014 (N00219796-800-801) - Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute - Processing: 2di7 & titanio44
Titan cb3 grn bl January 24, 2014 (N00219796-800-801) - Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute - Processing: 2di7 & titanio44

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Enceladus vents water into space from its south polar region. The moon is lit by the Sun on the left, and backlit by the vast reflecting surface of its parent planet to the right. Icy crystals from.

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ENCELADUS, Saturn's moon imaged at high phase, shows off its spectacular water ice plumes emanating from its south polar region in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Thanks to NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute and Yahoo! news.

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A nice Blue Dot but it is not Earth! Titan and α Pyx N00220665-66-67 red grn bl1 filters - February 22, 2014 from aboud 3.7 million km away - Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute - Processing: 2di7 & titanio44

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