To see if life does lurk beneath the frigid crust of one of Saturn's moons, scientists are developing a powerful drill that can melt and bore its way down to the moon's icy depths. Full story
It's snowing on one of Saturn's moons. New high-resolution maps of Enceladus, the sixth-largest moon of the giant ringed planet, confirm that wintry conditions prevail on the icy body. Full story
A plume of water ice is backlit as it spews from the south polar region of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Feb. 20, from a distance of about 83,000 miles (134,000 kilometers).
An artist's conception shows a scene on Enceladus, featuring a 3-mile-wide (5-kilometer-wide) "tiger stripe" ridge in the foreground. The strong blue-green color indicates freshly exposed water ice. A hazy, bright Mimas hangs over the scene, surrounded by a faint moon ring or halo formed by the refr
This backlit image of the Saturnian moon Enceladus, taken during the Cassini orbiter's flyby, reveals geysers of water ice that are illuminated by sunlight.