The cracked and etched surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn's icy moons, is the most reflective surface in our solar system, contributing to cold surface temperatures hovering around -330°F (-201°C).
Beneath the icy crust of Enceladus lies a vast underground ocean that spews particles into space through cracks in the frozen surface. The icy water particles form Saturn's E ring, which extends from about 75,000 miles (120,000 kilometres) to about 260,000 miles (420,000 kilometres) above Saturn's equator.
Our Cassini spacecraft captured this mosaic of Enceladus from a distance of about 38,090 to 6,897 miles (61,300 to 11,100 km) while studying the icy moon. Scientists analysing the data collected by Cassini think Enceladus could be a possible habitat for life beyond our home because of its ocean and chemical composition.
The semi-bright white surface of Enceladus contrasts sharply with the darkness of space. Cracks and bumps are interspersed throughout the surface in shades of blue and white.