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November 19, 2015
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Two Moons About Saturn
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 19, 2015
Although Dione (near) and Enceladus (far) are composed of nearly the same materials, Enceladus has a considerably higher reflectivity than Dione. As a result, it appears brighter against the dark night sky. The surface of Enceladus (313 miles or 504 kilometers across) endures a constant rain of ice grains from its south polar jets. As a result, its surface is more like fresh, bright, snow than Dione's (698 miles or 1123 kilometers across) older, weathered surface. As clean, fresh surfaces are left ... read more
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NASA spacecraft plunges through Saturn moon's icy spray
On the hunt for alien worlds that might support life, NASA's unmanned Cassini spacecraft has survived its closest-ever dive through the icy spray coming from Saturn's moon Enceladus. ... more
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Close Encounter with Enceladus
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Saturn's Moon Enceladus Hosts A Global Ocean
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Cassini Finds Global Ocean in Saturn's Moon Enceladus
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