This montage of images shows the precise location of the north pole on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. The snow-white surface is kept bright by material sprayed from the active plume of ice and vapor in the moon's south polar region.
A latitude-longitude grid has been added to the wide-angle camera image, at bottom, which also features a snowman-shaped trio of craters named Dunyazad, Shahrazad and Al-Haddar.
The Cassini mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
|Instrument Host||Cassini Orbiter|
|Instrument||Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)|
|Detector||Wide Angle Camera|
|Extra Keywords||Color, Crater, Plume|
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|Image Credit||NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute|