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Enceladus (494 km), a moon of Saturn that churns with internal heat, ejecting plumes of microscopic ice particles into Saturn's orbit (photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft)

Dione (near) with Enceladus (far) in the background. This image was taken by the Cassini spacecraft on 8 September 2015 Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute.

NASA: Europa's Water Plumes Detected --"Missions May Be Able to Probe Its Ocean Without Drilling Through Miles of Ice". NASA has evidence suggesting that Jupiter's moon Europa has water plumes that can rise up to 200 kilometers above its surface. If confirmed, Europa would be the second moon in the solar system known to have water vapor plumes. In 2005, NASA's Cassini orbiter detected jets of water vapor and dust spewing off the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

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Y Marks the Spot

Y Marks the Spot: A sinuous feature snakes northward from Enceladus' south pole like a giant tentacle.

Enceladus, Saturn's Moon spews at least four four distinct plumes of water vapor and ice from its south polar region. Image by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. via msnbc #Enceladus #Saturn #Cassini #NASA msnbc

A Snowball in Space (NASA Cassini Saturn Mission Image) (target ENCELADUS)


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In the Company of Dione (Astronomy Picture of the Day RSS Feed)

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