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Inside Enceladus

Chemical analysis of a plume emanating from near the south pole of Enceladus indicates that the interior of this saturnian moon is hot. Could it have been hot enough for complex organic molecules to be made?

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Figure 1: Hot cracks.


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Spencer, J., Grinspoon, D. Inside Enceladus. Nature 445, 376–377 (2007).

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