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Enceladus rains water onto Saturn

26 Jul 2011, 10:00 UTC
Enceladus rains water onto Saturn NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

ESA’s Herschel space observatory has shown that water expelled from the moon Enceladus forms a giant torus of water vapour around Saturn. The discovery solves a 14-year mystery by identifying the source of the water in Saturn’s upper atmosphere.

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