- Oct 4, 2011Data from Cassini confirms that the Enceladus' forcast is set for ongoing snow flurries. The reseach indicates that the the plumes and their heat source on the moon are long-lived. This increases the liklihood that habitable environments might persist beneath the surface.
- Jul 30, 2011New observations show that water expelled from the moon Enceladus forms a giant torus of water vapor around Saturn. Water is essential for life as we know it, and determining the locations and sources of water in the Solar System is important in the search
- Apr 21, 2011Data from Cassini has revealed that Saturn and its moon Enceladus are linked by powerful electrical currents. The study is helping astrobiologists further understand the nature of moons that orbit giant planets, and could yield clues about the potential for life on these small worlds.
- Jan 29, 2011In 2005, Cassini spotted plumes erupting from Saturn's moon Enceladus. Since then scientists have debated whether or not the tiny moon has a liquid ocean beneath its surface. New data indicates that not only does Enceladus have a liquid ocean, but it may be fizzy
- Dec 3, 2010NASA's Cassini spacecraft has caught a view of active fissures through the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The web of warm fractures is more complicated than previously thought, and could provide clues about the potential for habitable environments beneath the moon's surface.
- Feb 24, 2010Newly released images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal a forest of new jets spraying from prominent fractures on Saturn's moon Enceladus. Relatively warm temperatures were also observed along fractures, potentially caused by water vapor propelling the ice-particle jets of the plumes.