NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has used the light of a faraway star to observe the vast cryovolcanic eruption taking place on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Captured at a distant point in its orbit relative to the gas giant, Enceladus’ tiger stripe vents behaved in a way that will force astronomers to rethink their current models regarding the enigmatic moon’s internal plumbing.
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