PHOTOS: Saturn Moon "Mother Lode": Icy Jets Located

PHOTOS: Saturn Moon
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Cassini's Enceladus flyby pinpointed previously identified source locations where jets blast icy particles, water vapor, and trace organics into space.

Yellow circles (above) indicate the sources of some of the jets.

All of the images released this week were taken at distances ranging from 800 to more than 2,000 miles (1,288 to more than 3,600 kilometers) away from the active Saturn moon.

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—Image courtesy NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
 
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