Enceladus, Moon of Saturn... Will Ocean Discovery On Enceladus Spur Life-Hunting Missions to Icy Moons of Saturn, Jupiter? | Space.com

Enceladus, Moon of Saturn... Will Ocean Discovery On Enceladus Spur Life-Hunting Missions to Icy Moons of Saturn, Jupiter? | Space.com

Methone: 3-kilometer diameter Smooth Egg Moon of Saturn - Why is this moon shaped like a smooth egg? The robotic Cassini spacecraft completed the first flyby ever of Saturn's small moon Methone in May and discovered that the moon has no obvious craters. Craters, usually caused by impacts, have been seen on every moon, asteroid, and comet nucleus ever imaged in detail -- until now.

Methone: 3-kilometer diameter Smooth Egg Moon of Saturn - Why is this moon shaped like a smooth egg? The robotic Cassini spacecraft completed the first flyby ever of Saturn's small moon Methone in May and discovered that the moon has no obvious craters. Craters, usually caused by impacts, have been seen on every moon, asteroid, and comet nucleus ever imaged in detail -- until now.

Titan's heavy atmosphere, lakes of hydrocarbons and the possibility of life

Titan's heavy atmosphere, lakes of hydrocarbons and the possibility of life

Dione (A moon of Saturn)    This view highlights tectonic faults and craters on Dione, an icy world that has undoubtedly experienced geologic activity since its formation.      Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute  Source link: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/627613main_pia07691-full_full.jpg

Dione (A moon of Saturn) This view highlights tectonic faults and craters on Dione, an icy world that has undoubtedly experienced geologic activity since its formation. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Source link: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/627613main_pia07691-full_full.jpg

Moons of Saturn captured by the international Cassini spacecraft

Moons of Saturn captured by the international Cassini spacecraft

Images of several moons of Saturn. From left to right: Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea; Titan in the background; Iapetus (top) and irregularly shaped Hyperion (bottom). Some small moons are also shown. All to scale.

Images of several moons of Saturn. From left to right: Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea; Titan in the background; Iapetus (top) and irregularly shaped Hyperion (bottom). Some small moons are also shown. All to scale.

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