Enceladus, Moon of Saturn... Will Ocean Discovery On Enceladus Spur Life-Hunting Missions to Icy Moons of Saturn, Jupiter? | Space.com

Enceladus, Moon of Saturn... Will Ocean Discovery On Enceladus Spur Life-Hunting Missions to Icy Moons of Saturn, Jupiter? | Space.com

Methone: 3-kilometer diameter Smooth Egg Moon of Saturn - Why is this moon shaped like a smooth egg? The robotic Cassini spacecraft completed the first flyby ever of Saturn's small moon Methone in May and discovered that the moon has no obvious craters. Craters, usually caused by impacts, have been seen on every moon, asteroid, and comet nucleus ever imaged in detail -- until now.

Methone: 3-kilometer diameter Smooth Egg Moon of Saturn - Why is this moon shaped like a smooth egg? The robotic Cassini spacecraft completed the first flyby ever of Saturn's small moon Methone in May and discovered that the moon has no obvious craters. Craters, usually caused by impacts, have been seen on every moon, asteroid, and comet nucleus ever imaged in detail -- until now.

Images of several moons of Saturn. From left to right: Mimas, Enceladus,

Images of several moons of Saturn. From left to right: Mimas, Enceladus,

Enceladus is the sixth-largest moon of Saturn. It is approximately 500 kilometers in diameter, about a tenth of that of Saturn's largest moon, Titan

Enceladus is the sixth-largest moon of Saturn. It is approximately 500 kilometers in diameter, about a tenth of that of Saturn's largest moon, Titan

Moons of Saturn : Janus Discovery News Janus is a tiny, potato-shaped satellite that is typical of Saturn's 17-plus moons: cratered and icy. It's the big brother to the moon Epimetheus, which hangs out in nearly the same orbit. By studying Cassini spacecraft images closely, scientists have noticed both moons hang out in a thin but wide ring of dust and ice -- likely the leftovers of meteorite impacts over the eons. CREDIT: NASA/JPL/SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTE

Moons of Saturn : Janus Discovery News Janus is a tiny, potato-shaped satellite that is typical of Saturn's 17-plus moons: cratered and icy. It's the big brother to the moon Epimetheus, which hangs out in nearly the same orbit. By studying Cassini spacecraft images closely, scientists have noticed both moons hang out in a thin but wide ring of dust and ice -- likely the leftovers of meteorite impacts over the eons. CREDIT: NASA/JPL/SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTE

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