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#TBT As it swooped past the south pole of Enceladus on July 14, 2005, the iconic 𝐂𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐢 acquired increasingly high resolution views of this puzzling ice world that were combined into this exciting movie sequence. The movie provides a stunning, up-close look at what is surely one of the youngest surfaces in the #Saturn system.
From afar, #Enceladus exhibits a bizarre mixture of softened craters and complex, fractured terrains. The movie zooms in on the southern polar terrains and closes in on one of the tectonic stripes that characterize this region which is essentially free of sizable impact scars. (The bright oblong area seen during the zoom is an intermediate resolution image from near the time of closest approach that has been melded into the lower resolution mosaic, and artificially brightened.)
The movie ends on the highest resolution image acquired by #Cassini which reveals a surface dominated by ice blocks between 10 and 100 meters across, lying in a region that is unusual in its lack of the very fine-grained frost that seems to cover the rest of Enceladus.
The lack of frost and the absence of craters are indicators of a youthful surface.
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#throwbackthursday #que imagen increíble . #dc #repost @sebnspace with @get_repost ・・・ #tbt As it swooped past the south pole of Enceladus on July 14, 2005, the iconic 𝐂𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐢 acquired increasingly high resolution views of this puzzling ice world that were combined into this exciting movie sequence. The movie provides a stunning, up-close look at what is surely one of the youngest surfaces in the #saturn system. From afar, #enceladus exhibits a bizarre mixture of softened craters and complex, fractured terrains. The movie zooms in on the southern polar terrains and closes in on one of the tectonic stripes that characterize this region which is essentially free of sizable impact scars. (The bright oblong area seen during the zoom is an intermediate resolution image from near the time of closest approach that has been melded into the lower resolution mosaic, and artificially brightened.) The movie ends on the highest resolution image acquired by #cassini which reveals a surface dominated by ice blocks between 10 and 100 meters across, lying in a region that is unusual in its lack of the very fine-grained frost that seems to cover the rest of Enceladus. The lack of frost and the absence of craters are indicators of a youthful surface. 📸 @nasajpl @caltechedu #solarsystem #exploration #moon #throwbackthursday
  • #que imagen increíble . #dc #repost @sebnspace with @get_repost ・・・ #tbt As it swooped past the south pole of Enceladus on July 14, 2005, the iconic 𝐂𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐢 acquired increasingly high resolution views of this puzzling ice world that were combined into this exciting movie sequence. The movie provides a stunning, up-close look at what is surely one of the youngest surfaces in the #saturn system. From afar, #enceladus exhibits a bizarre mixture of softened craters and complex, fractured terrains. The movie zooms in on the southern polar terrains and closes in on one of the tectonic stripes that characterize this region which is essentially free of sizable impact scars. (The bright oblong area seen during the zoom is an intermediate resolution image from near the time of closest approach that has been melded into the lower resolution mosaic, and artificially brightened.) The movie ends on the highest resolution image acquired by #cassini which reveals a surface dominated by ice blocks between 10 and 100 meters across, lying in a region that is unusual in its lack of the very fine-grained frost that seems to cover the rest of Enceladus. The lack of frost and the absence of craters are indicators of a youthful surface. 📸 @nasajpl @caltechedu #solarsystem #exploration #moon #throwbackthursday
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