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The ice fountains of Enceladus Fountains of water ice blast thousands of kilometres above the surface of Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus. It is thought that the pull of Saturn's powerful gravity distorts the moon and heats the interior, forming an underground ocean. When this reservoir of water contacts the vacuum of space it vaporises and explodes above the moon. Any liquid water freezes instantly. Images of the ice fountains were first captured by the Cassini probe.
The ice fountains of Saturn's moon, Enceladus, blast thousands of kilometres above the surface.
October night ~ starry starry night by Tore Heggelund
October night by Tore Heggelund | 500px
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Recent composite imaging of the Ring Nebula shows that it is not just a circle, but rather a “jelly donut” with material in the center. This shows that the nebula is more complex than originally thought. The nebula is part of the Lyra constellation and is 2,000 lightyears from Earth. The ring is one lightyear in diameter.