This NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens view of Enceladus hints at the curvilinear, groove-like features that criss-cross the moon's surface, as seen first seen by the US Voyager spacecraft.
The image shows the trailing hemisphere of Enceladus, which is the side opposite the moon's direction of motion in its orbit. Enceladus is 499 kilometres across.
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft narrow-angle camera on 27 October 2004, at a distance of about 766 000 kilometres from Enceladus. The image scale is 4.6 kilometres per pixel.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a co-operative project of NASA, ESA and ASI, the Italian space agency.
Credits: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute