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Photo: Astronomers Spot Erupting Water Geyser on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

Sputnik International

By Fantine Gardinier

May 31, 2023

Although most of the solar system’s planets and moons are inhospitable places, a handful of worlds have been selected by astronomers as likely candidates for hosting life. Two of Saturn’s moons, Titan and Enceladus, are on the list, despite their great distance from the Sun.
Astronomers watching Saturn’s moon Enceladus have made a rare discovery: a huge plume of water vapor erupting from its south pole. The geyser was reported to be more than 6,000 miles high, pumping an Olympic-sized swimming pool’s worth of water into space in a couple of hours.