In a little over a week, Cassini will pass within 1,179 km of another Saturn moon, Enceladus. Images already returned have revealed a young water ice surface lacking craters. The wrinkles and ridges in the image are tantalizing indicators of recent geological activity on the small (499 km in diameter) moon.
Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files“. View all posts by Richard Leis