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Fountains of Enceladus

Enceladus is one of Saturn’s inner most moons and is composed primarily of fresh clean water ice. Its southern polar region vents plumes of ice particles, water vapor and trace organic compounds out into space, a process called ‘cryovolcanism’. The ejecta from the icy volcanoes feed Saturn’s tenuous E Ring as it orbits the planet. This is an indication that the moon is still geologically active, a process supported through tidal friction with Saturn.

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Comment by Ralf Maeder on August 30, 2015 at 12:08pm

Great.

Comment by Christian Joore on October 19, 2011 at 11:20am
Mark, I remember coming across your images when I was first trying my hand at this artform 6 years ago, your works have been an inspiration to me constantly over that time, so thank you, and thank you.
Comment by Mark A. Garlick on October 18, 2011 at 5:23pm
This is beautiful, Christian. I have not been on SAN for a while, so I have only just discovered your lovely works. Well done.
Comment by Michael C. Turner on March 8, 2010 at 9:44pm
Marvelous image.

Regards,
Michael C. Turner
Comment by John E. Kaufmann on February 11, 2010 at 11:33am
This is a great POV. Way to go Joore.
Comment by Christian Joore on January 12, 2010 at 8:15am
Drew & Nick – thank you very much for your wonderful comments. They mean a lot to me especially coming from two accomplished artists. Yes, I do hope one day to have my work published.
Comment by Nick Stevens on January 11, 2010 at 6:18pm
Wonderful image, and it would make a superb book cover!
Comment by Christian Joore on January 7, 2010 at 7:31am
Alex - thank you so much for your comment. Recently, I have been trying to build more emotion into my artwork, instead of being dry and matter-of-fact, so your kind words mean a lot. Thanks.
Comment by Alex Burford on January 6, 2010 at 6:08pm
Beautiful and very evocative of what Cassini has found out there. I almost feel like I'm standing Enceladus watching the show!!!!!

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