What the Heck Is This?

Go ahead, take a wild guess today. If somebody doesn't think "UFO" I'll be darned.

This object is far out, for sure, but not that far out. Can't give you any more hints.

See the full-size image and description below.

The image shows plumes of water ice shooting out from many locations along "tiger stripe"features near the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The stripes are fissures that spray icy particles, water vapor and organic compounds, NASA explained in releasing this image this week.

The image reveals more than 30 jets of varying sizes — more than 20 that hadn't been identified before.

The new research could have implications in the search for life. Read more here.

Plumes large and small spray water ice out from many locations along the famed "tiger stripes" near the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The tiger stripes are fissures that spray icy particles, water vapor and organic compounds. This mosaic was created from two high-resolution images that were captured by the narrow-angle camera when NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew past Enceladus and through the jets on Nov. 21, 2009.
Plumes large and small spray water ice out from many locations along the famed "tiger stripes" near the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The tiger stripes are fissures that spray icy particles, water vapor and organic compounds. This mosaic was created from two high-resolution images that were captured by the narrow-angle camera when NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew past Enceladus and through the jets on Nov. 21, 2009.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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