5 Amazing Astronomy Photographs That You Will Never Forget




5. Tiger Stripes of Enceladus

Tiger Stripes of Enceladus

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Saturn’s moon Enceladus displays some beautiful patterns on its surface. Thanks to the Cassini Probe we are able to view high resolution images of it after a close fly by. These long blue (false colour) stripes shown here are known to spew ice into space – are there vast underground oceans beneath the surface? The ice actually travels out and creates Saturn’s mysterious E-Ring.

Dust captured by Cassini shows evidence of sodium, this is to expected in a deep salty ocean. However, the  E-Ring shows no evidence of this – quite the mystery!

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