NASA shares stunning image of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, internet calls it ‘CGI magic’
The Cassini spacecraft caught a view of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, which has a subsurface ocean hidden under its frozen surface.
The tiny moon’s cracked surface may appear like rivers carved into it, but scientists think it’s really heated spots in the crust where water ice and gases shoot up from the ocean floor and feed Saturn’s E ring.
Possible hydrothermal vents leading to the ocean floor may be found at the bottom of some of these cracks.
Saturn’s moon Enceladus is the sixth biggest in size (19th largest in the Solar System).
With its surface coated in pure ice, Enceladus is one of the most reflective objects in the Solar System.
As a result, its surface is much cooler than a light-absorbing substance at midday, reaching just -198 degree C.
Despite its tiny size, Enceladus contains a broad spectrum of surface characteristics, ranging from ancient, extensively cratered areas to new, tectonically deformed topography.
Foreign [Music] Stunning image of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus Internet calls at CGI magic The Cassini spacecraft caught a view of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus which has a Subsurface ocean hidden under its frozen Surface the tiny moons cracked surface May appear like Rivers carved into it But scientists think it's really heated Spots in the crust where water ice and Gases shoot up from the ocean floor and Feed Saturn's e-ring possible Hydrothermal vents leading to the ocean Floor may be found at the bottom of some Of these cracks Saturn's moon Enceladus Is the sixth biggest in size 19th Largest in the solar system with its Surface coated in Pure Ice Enceladus is One of the most reflective objects in The solar system as a result its surface Is much cooler than a light absorbing Substance at midday reaching just minus 198 degrees C despite its tiny size Enceladus contains a broad spectrum of Surface characteristics ranging from Ancient extensively cratered areas to New tectonically deformed topography to Stay up to date with latest top stories Make sure to subscribe to this YouTube Channel by clicking the button above This video the tiny moon Enceladus Travels an average of 148 000 miles 238 000 kilometers from Saturn in an
Elliptical orbit because of this Enceladus always has the same side Facing Saturn which results in an Average temperature of minus 334 minus 201 company the ice crust typically Ranges in thickness from 20 to 25 Kilometers 12 to 16 miles an improved Color version of cassini's image of Enceladus's White surface light blue Fractures rip through the moon's surface In every direction and deep crater's Dotted surface the planet is partially Obscured by the Moon Shadow and the dark Area to its right Cassini spacecraft Captured the distinctive and intricate Self-polar area of the Moon For the First Time In 2005. the spacecraft's Journey has increased our knowledge of The Moon prompting scientists to Conclude that Enceladus is an ideal Place to look for extraterrestrial life Due to its chemistry enormous seas and Internal heat [Music]