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Sunset on Enceladus

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Artist's rendition of a sunset on Enceladus

Sunset on Enceladus
April 8, 2008

In this artist's rendering, a distant sun forms a halo (refracted sunlight by ice crystals) amid streamers of pure water ice particles, which spew into space from cracks in the south polar surface of Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus.

Image by Karl Kofoed -- Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

For a high resolution image, click here.

Credit: Copyright 2008 Karl Kofoed

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