Cassini Imaging Team Leader
As you can imagine, we Cassini imaging scientists have been bee-busy trying to understand what our recent images from this week’s Enceladus flyby are telling us about the nature of the moon’s south polar surface and sub-surface environments.
I can now report that, so far, we have successfully located the surface sources of the jets for which Enceladus has become renowned.
There is still much more to do to see if we can glean any information at all about the eruptive process itself from the geological characteristics we see on the surface. But this, you have to admit, is a very good start!
Image left: Surface sources of some jets on Enceladus. Full image and caption