A salt-water reservoir as the source of a compositionally stratified plume on Enceladus

@article{Postberg2011ASR,
  title={A salt-water reservoir as the source of a compositionally stratified plume on Enceladus},
  author={F. Postberg and J. Schmidt and J. Hillier and S. Kempf and R. Srama},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={474},
  pages={620-622}
}
The discovery of a plume of water vapour and ice particles emerging from warm fractures (‘tiger stripes’) in Saturn's small, icy moon Enceladus raised the question of whether the plume emerges from a subsurface liquid source or from the decomposition of ice. Previous compositional analyses of particles injected by the plume into Saturn's diffuse E ring have already indicated the presence of liquid water, but the mechanisms driving the plume emission are still debated. Here we report an analysis… Expand
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