Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. The Cassini spacecraft captured an image of plumes originating from the south pole of the icy moon with a very clear signature of small ice particles. There is possible evidence of Yellowstone-like geysers fed by reservoirs of liquid water.
Backlit Saturn - Seen from the Cassini SpacecraftThe Cassini spacecraft was sent by NASA and ESA to study Saturn and its moons. Two of Saturnu2019s moons, Enceladus and Tethys, appear in the bottom right of this image. So far, the spacecraft has found new storm systems on Saturn, active geysers on its moon Enceladus, liquid oceans on its moon Titan, and many other unexpected discoveries. A
Geysers of water ice erupt from Saturn's moon Enceladus, the plumes are backlit by the sun while moon’s dark side is illuminated by reflected light from Saturn. The Cassini spacecraft flew right through the plumes to let its instruments 'taste' them.
Voyager 2 captured this image of Saturn on Aug. 11, 1981, from a range of 9.1 million miles away. Seen above the planet are the moons Dione (right) and Enceladus. This false-color print shows a green spot at the south edge of a yellow band; in true color, the spot would appear brown and the band white.