Planetary science: Enceladus' hot springs

  title={Planetary science: Enceladus' hot springs},
  author={Gabriel Tobie},
  • G. Tobie
  • Published 2015
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Nature
The detection of silicon-rich particles originating from Saturn's moon Enceladus suggests that water–rock interactions are currently occurring inside it — the first evidence of ongoing hydrothermal activity beyond Earth. See Letter p.207 Hsiang-Wen Hsu et al. have analysed the silicon-rich, nanometre-sized dust stream particles in the Saturnian system using the Cosmic Dust Analyser (CDA) onboard the Cassini spacecraft. With the help of experiments and modelling, the particles are interpreted… Expand

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