Monday, 2 November 2015

Cassini Pictures: Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Looks Young

Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute.

Joel Kontinen

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has been in the news rather frequently in the past few years (see, for instance here, here and here). Last week, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took some close-ups from this alien world that defies naturalistic expectations.

While researchers could see some ancient terrain, in “other areas, huge grooves and ridges and the absence of craters indicate recent geological activity.”

This seems to be a recurring trend. Planets and moons that were thought to be more or less dormant are displaying signs of relative youth.

It’s the very thing we would expect to see, if we take Genesis at face value.


Sokol, Joshua. 2015. First images of Enceladus’s icy breath from closest ever fly-by. New Scientist (30 October).