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Fraser
2009-Apr-22, 01:40 AM
A team of planetary scientists working on the Cassini-Huygens mission has discovered tiny, icy particles in the plume from Saturnís moon Enceladus that offer a tantalizing glimpse of the interior of this enigmatic world. The spectrometer on Cassini, the Cassini Plasma Spectrometer (CAPS) discovered a surprise: the ice particles are electrically charged.(...)Read the [...]

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iantresman
2009-Apr-23, 11:14 AM
A comparison to "plasma plumes" and "plasma fountains" was suggested on these forums in 2005 (http://www.bautforum.com/universe-today-story-comments/35489-new-view-space-weather-cold-fronts.html#post617703).