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Cassini samples the icy spray of Enceladus' water plumes

22 Jun 2011, 18:00 UTC
Cassini samples the icy spray of Enceladus' water plumes NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

The NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens mission has directly sampled the water plumes jetting into space from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The findings from these fly-throughs are the strongest evidence yet for the existence of large-scale saltwater reservoirs beneath the moon’s icy crust.

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