5 Amazing Astronomy Photographs That You Will Never Forget

5. Tiger Stripes of Enceladus

Tiger Stripes of Enceladus


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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