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Discussion in 'Geeky Images' started by amusicsite, 9 Nov 2015.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    Image that are really out of this world!

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    The Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus as it approached for its closest-ever flyby of the moon's active south polar region.

    The spacecraft flew about 49 km above the surface through the towering plumes of ice, water vapour and organic molecules spraying from that region.

    http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/S...mples_the_icy_spray_of_Enceladus_water_plumes
     
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  2. beanz

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    There is such magnificent variety in the moons of the solar system. When detailed explorations really get going, I think they may prove more revealing than the planets they orbit.
     
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    Indeed, though that's not surprising as there are a lot more moons than planets. I think the moons are much more likely to be good for us humans to set up on than most of the planets too. Especially once you get past Mars.
     
  4. beanz

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    Europa gets my vote for a place to explore more fully. That suspected ocean beneath the surface ice is intriguing.
     
  5. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    I've been trying to work out the best place to drop a ship on this moon to drill through the ice. My bet is one of the troughs where it's being pulled apart.
     
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