28 July 2011
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Solar Explorer
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It rains on Saturn?

In a previous post I commented that the Solar System is soaking wet. Today we learned that there’s rain falling on Saturn. OK, so it’s not exactly a downpour. The “rain” is water vapor that’s being sprayed into space by ice volcanoes on Enceladus, a tiny fraction of which ends up raining onto Saturn. This […]


24 June 2011
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Solar Explorer
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Salty geysers on Enceladus?

It looks like we might be able to add Saturn’s Enceladus to  to the growing list of moons that have the potential for liquid oceans under an outer crust of ice. Instead of specifically mentioning which moons have possible oceans in Solar Explorer, I should probably just point out the ones that are dry. It’d […]