tony baldwin

tony baldwin

tagged: #saturn #enceladus #aliens

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Pretty picture: Enceladus, in lovely color
Feb. 6, 2012 | 13:38 PST | 21:38 UTC


Here’s an awesome picture to start off the week. The data came from Cassini’s flyby of Enceladus on January 31, 2011; it was part of Cassini’s January 2012 data release. Most of the visible globe is lit by yellowish light reflected first from Saturn; only a thin crescent receives sunlight. At bottom center, Enceladus’ south polar plumes erupt into space. They are back-lit by the Sun. As usual for awesome Cassini color photos posted here, this one was processed by Gordan Ugarkovic.

Pretty picture: Enceladus, in lovely color
Feb. 6, 2012 | 13:38 PST | 21:38 UTC
Here’s an awesome picture to start off the week. The data came from Cassini’s flyby of Enceladus on January 31, 2011; it was part of Cassini’s January 2012 data release. Most of the visible globe is lit by yellowish light reflected first from Saturn; only a thin crescent receives sunlight. At bottom center, Enceladus’ south polar plumes erupt into space. They are back-lit by the Sun. As usual for awesome Cassini color photos posted here, this one was processed by Gordan Ugarkovic.

tagged: #space #astronomy #enceladus #photo #saturn #moon #cassini

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