Data from the & quot; Cassini & quot; spacecraft have been used to produce global infrared images of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. This icy world has dramatic Tiger Print vents that lead to a huge underground ocean that has long been speculated to be a habitat for alien life. < p > < p > since its launch in 1997, it took 13 years for the & quot; Cassini spacecraft to uncover the secrets of the gas giant planet Saturn and its many moons. During this period, the legendary Explorer flew 147 times over Saturn, including 23 close flyovers. < / P > < p > in the process of repeated approaches, Cassini captured amazing images of the icy moon and a large amount of data, which scientists are still browsing. After the probe finished its mission and fell into the vortex deep on the surface of Saturn’s clouds, these data were frozen in history. It is from these data that scientists have constructed a new global infrared mosaic of the surface of Enceladus. The researchers used data collected by Cassini’s visual and infrared mapping spectrometer, which can characterize the temperature, composition and crystallization of the water ice particles that make up the moon’s surface. < / P > < p > the team used this information to perform a photometric correction that took into account and corrected data changes caused by different surface materials, their shapes, and viewing angles. These corrections reveal new details and highlight deviations in the composition and state of the lunar surface. < / P > < p > in the resulting infrared view of Enceladus, we can see the formation of the satellite’s signature tiger pattern, emitting angry red, which indicates that there may be fresh water ice deposited on the satellite. The fresh material should be drawn from the secondary surface ocean and ejected from the surface vents to settle on the surrounding terrain. < / P > < p > the new images have also been combined into an interactive globe that can now be explored through an Internet browser. Looking to the future, researchers hope to further produce infrared images of similar ice and snow satellites, including Europa and Ganymede. Global Tech