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04/26/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Saturn Moon 'Spitting' PHOTO: NASA Shoots Picture Of Dramatic Plumes On Enceladus Surface

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured unusual photos of Saturn's moon Enceladus 'bursting at the seams.'

In a tweet, NASA described Enceladus as 'spitting something' from its surface, and indeed the images show a series of plumes emanating from the planet's surface.

NASA explains the images:

Dramatic plumes, both 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.

More than 30 individual jets of different sizes can be seen in this image and more than 20 of them had not been identified before. At least one jet spouting prominently in previous images now appears less powerful.

See the 'spitting' images below, then check out more incredible NASA photos of Mars, stars, and mysterious space debris.