To the voyager spacecraft enceladus seemed like a fresh smooth snowball it was cassini that first noticed how remarkable this small saturn moon is indeed whose fissures blow fountains into the sky as if it were the iceland of space. Scientists using mission data from nasas cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on saturns icy moon enceladus their analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach from the moons underground sea all the way to its surface. Saturns geyser blasting moon enceladus shines above saturns rings and the small moon pandora in this nov 1 2009 photo by nasas cassini spacecraft. Cassini discovered that geyser like jets spew water vapor and ice particles from an underground ocean beneath the icy crust of enceladus if life is eventually discovered in enceladus ocean by a mission after cassini then our enceladus discoveries will have been among the top discoveries for all planetary missions . Geysers on saturns moon enceladus could be more active when the moon is farthest from saturn new research shows read more here using data from the cassini spacecraft cornell university
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