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2006-Oct-05, 01:17 AM
This Cassini photograph shows the southern polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus. This is the region of the moon that is known to be geologically active, spraying water ice into orbit around Saturn. It has deep folds and ridges, clearly visible at the top of the image. Cassini took this image on September 9, 2006 when it was approximately 66,000 kilometers (41,000 miles) from Enceladus.

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John Mendenhall
2006-Oct-05, 02:44 PM
These icy moons are more and more interesting. With their low gravitational fields and lots and lots of water, wouldn't they make nice locations for colonies and bases?

If only they could hold an atmosphere . . .