Is enceladus hiding saltwater ocean?

By abe10tiger
Jun 23, 2011
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  1. Full Title:Is Enceladus Hiding Saltwater Ocean? Cassini Captures Ocean-Like Spray at Saturn's Moon

    Science News

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered the best evidence yet for a large-scale saltwater reservoir beneath the icy crust of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The data came from the spacecraft's direct analysis of salt-rich ice grains close to the jets ejected from the moon.

    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. (Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute)

    Source:Science Daily

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