Saturn's rings cut across an eerie scene that is ruled by Titan's luminous crescent and globe-encircling haze, broken by the small moon Enceladus, whose icy jets are dimly visible at its south pole. North is up.
A French lithograph, 1844-61, depicts the Graeco-Roman goddess Athena/Minerva attacking the giant Enceladus; his shield bears a triskelion, symbol of Sicily, 'where he was swallowed by Aetna'; a falcon attacks Athena/Minerva's owl (her attribute, along with her helmet and snake-fringed aegis cloak). (New York Public Library)
The active water world with a global body of water sloshing around deep below its icy crust we called Enceladus, just 1.2 billion km away. #solarsystem Image Credit: NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn @nasa @nasagoddard @nasajpl #nasa #science #picoftheday #moon #enceladus #science #space #explore #et #alienlife