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Cassini Buzzes Enceladus, Captures Stunning Photos

On Wednesday (Oct. 14), Cassini performed its scheduled “E-20” close pass of Enceladus, Saturn's icy moon that has become famous for the organics-laden geysers firing from long fissures along its southern pole.

October 16, 2015
4:53 PM EDT
A "snowman" made of impact craters near Enceladus' northern pole is sliced by long fractures. | NASA/JPL-CALTECH/SSI
Enceladus' cracked and cratered surface imaged by Cassini on Oct. 14, 2015. | NASA/JPL-CALTECH/SSI