Holy ice spray! This image, released today, shows a dramatic view of Enceladus with geysers in full force, obtained by Cassini while the sun (behind Enceladus) backlit the geysers and reflected light off Saturn illuminated the face of the moon. There couldn’t be a better lighting setup for a scenario like this! In a word: awesome.
Just another reason to love Cassini. 🙂
Read more on JPL’s Cassini mission site: Cassini Equinox Mission: Highlighting Plumes.
Image: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute