Cassini spacecraft pinpoints geysers on Saturn's moon


THE Cassini spacecraft has finally located the geysers on the moon Enceladus that are spewing water, ice and organic molecules into Saturn’s ring system. The spacecraft snapped seven close-up images on 11 August during a fly-by 50 kilometres from Enceladus’s surface. After stitching these images together, astronomers pinpointed the vents by matching the resulting patchwork to a map of hotspots made in 2007 using Cassini’s infrared camera. The vents turn out to be near a set of 300-metre-deep fractures nicknamed “tiger stripes”,
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