Photograph by nasa jpl caltech space science institute read caption nasas cassini spacecraft caught this image of geysers spewing icy material from saturns moon enceladus. The moon creates a ring of its own as it orbits saturn its spray of icy particles spreads out into the space around its orbit circling the planet to form saturns e ring enceladus is named after a giant in greek mythology. Enceladus and the icy moons of saturn space science series and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. High resolution view of saturns moon enceladus with visible tiger stripes source nasa jpl space science institute the molecular masses of the ice grains have been debated the investigators believe that the ice grains possess molecular weights of more than thousands of amu atomic mass units. Science status the discovery of enceladus global ocean icy jets and their role in creating saturns e ring is one of the top findings of the cassini mission cassini also found the first signs of hydrothermal activity beyond earth making this tiny saturnian moon one of the leading locations in the search for possible life beyond earth
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