101 Geysers Found on Enceladus, Saturn’s Icy Moon

July 30, 2014 1:26 AM

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101 Geysers Found on Enceladus, Saturn’s Icy Moon

Cassini is probably one of our favorite spacecraft. It has brought us all sorts of fascinating pictures and data about Saturn and it’s moons. Most recently, scientists have used data from Cassini to identify at least 101 geysers on the surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn’s icy moons.

Enceladus is already an interesting moon. It’s Saturn’s sixth largest moon and it’s surface is almost entirely made of ice, most of which is water ice. Enceladus has a lot of tidal stress on it as it orbits Saturn, so it helps to keep the interior warm enough for water to stay liquid. This makes Enc...

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