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Saturn moon Enceladus

[A recent study has provided new insights into how the warm interior of Saturn's geologically active moon Enceladus could be sustained for billions of years.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Heat from friction could power hydrothermal activity on Saturn's moon Enceladus for billions of years if the moon has a highly porous core, according to a new modeling study by European and U.S. researchers working on NASA's Cassini mission.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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