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Fraser
2006-Jul-04, 06:01 PM
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been on the hunt for atomic oxygen since it arrived at Saturn. The source turned out to be a thin atmosphere of water vapour surrounding Saturn's moon Enceladus. Cassini flew past the mysterious moon in July 2005, skimming within 175 kilometres (109) of the surface. It discovered that large dark cracks around its southern pole were warm and spewing out water vapour and ice particles. Cassini is due for a second look in 2008 when it will make another close flyby.

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