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How Enceladus got its stripes

December 15, 2019 - General

Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus is of great interest to scientists due to its subsurface ocean, making it a prime target for those searching for life elsewhere. New research led by Carnegie’s Doug Hemingway reveals the physics governing the fissures through which oceanwater erupts from the moon’s icy surface, giving its south pole an unusual “tiger stripe” appearance.

First seen by the Cassini mission to Saturn, Enceladus’ “tiger stripes”…

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