An Icy Crescent

Enceladus from Cassini, July 4 2010

A color-composite image of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, assembled from RGB raw image data recorded by Cassini on July 4, 2010. The moon’s heavily textured and highly-reflective icy terrain is nicely accentuated by the low angle of sunlight. The Cassini spacecraft was over 104,000 miles from Enceladus when the images were taken.

Image: NASA/JPL/SSI. Edited by J. Major.