Sunday, October 14, 2007

Enceladus Ice Geysers

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Here's a stunning image entitled - Enceladus Ice Geysers.

Ice geysers erupt on Enceladus, bright and shiny inner moon of Saturn. Shown in this false-color image, a backlit view of the moon's southern limb, the majestic, icy plumes were discovered by instruments on the Cassini Spacecraftduring close encounters with Enceladus in November of 2005. Researchers suspect the geysers arise from near-surface pockets of liquid water with temperatures near 273 kelvins (0 degrees C).




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