NASA’s Cassini probe has made its deepest dive to date into the plumes spewing from Saturn’s moon Enceladus
(Image: Cassini Imaging Team/SSI/JPL/ESA/NASA)
Researchers have been fascinated with Enceladus since July 2005, when Cassini revealed plumes of ice particles and water vapour shooting out from the moon’s south pole.
The origin of the plumes is still being debated. But evidence is mounting that the moon may have liquid water beneath its surface, a potential habitat for life.