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Saturn's moon, Enceladus Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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Two of Saturn's Moons, Enceladus and Titan

Enceladus and Titan, two of Saturn's 53 moons are shown, separated by Saturn's rings.

Enceladus, in the foreground, has a diameter of 313 miles and is the brightest body in our solar system, reflecting back nearly 100 percent of the sunlight it receives. Its surface is covered in white ice particles that originate near its southern pole, suggestive of a sub-surface sea.

Titan, in the background, is the largest of Saturn's moons at 3,200 miles in diameter and the second-largest moon in our solar system.

This image was recorded on March 12, 2012, as part of the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.

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