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Enceladus Jets: Surprises in Starlight


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Enceladus jets contributing to plume

Narrow jets of gas and icy particles erupt from the south polar region of Enceladus, contributing to the moon's giant plume.

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

During a recent stargazing session, NASA's Cassini spacecraft watched a bright star pass behind the plume of gas and dust that spews from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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