SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Christmas Tree Cluster, More

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Christmas Tree Cluster, More
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December 15, 2008--In October 2008, NASA's Cassini spacecraft soared within 15.6 miles (25 kilometers) of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. The fractures and folds scarring the crust, captured in this newly released composite image, tell of heavy tectonic activity.

In this image created from 28 shots of the moon, regions that appear blue-green are thought to be coated with larger grains of ice than those that appear white or gray.

The "tiger stripe" features in the lower right are home tom most of the moon's famous icy jets.
—Image by NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
 
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