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Enceladus Ice Geysers
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Enceladus' Ice Geysers

January 12, 2005
This artist's rendering shows the notable bright surface of icy Enceladus. In the foreground, an ice geyser can be seen projecting a jet of vapor into space. Enceladus is considered by some as the source of the E ring (which can be very faintly seen along Saturn's equatorial plane); icy geysers may be responsible for sustaining the E ring's supply of micrometer-sized particles. By David Seal