View Full Version : Cassini Finds "Heat" and More Geysers on Enceladus

2010-Feb-24, 02:20 AM
Newly released images from last November's close flyby over Saturn's icy moon Enceladus the Cassini spacecraft reveal geyser jets spraying all along the prominent fractures, or "tiger stripes" that cross the moon's south polar region. Additionally, a new detailed temperature map of one fracture reveals warmer temperatures than what was expected. "Enceladus continues [...]

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2010-Feb-24, 01:03 PM
I believe that ammonia has been detected in the plumes, and that a water-ammonia eutectic can melt at 176 deg kelvin. An interesting little moon!