Researchers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Cassini science team members around the world are beginning to pore over unique images and data transmitted to Earth Mar. 13 by the Cassini Saturn orbiter. On Mar. 12, Cassini dove through “Cold Faithful,” a gigantic plume of water vapor ice and dust jetting from under the surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus 1 billion mi. from Earth. Cassini descended to within only 30 mi. of the moon’s surface and about 120 mi. from the central core of ...

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