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This is an image of Enceladus.
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The Surface of Enceladus

The surface of Enceladus does not have many craters. Instead it has grooves similar to those found on Ganymede. These grooves extend for many kilometers over the surface. The presence of grooves indicates that there has been activity in the interior of Enceladus in the past. In fact, some of Enceladus's surface is very young, less than 100 million years old.

Enceladus also has smooth plains and some cratered regions. Enceladus is the most highly reflective large body in the solar system. With an albedo of 0.9 it is even more reflective than freshly fallen snow.


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