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A dramatic plume sprays water ice and vapor from the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Cassini's fist hint of this plume came during the spacecraft's first close flyby of the icy moon on February 17, 2005. Credits: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Complex organic molecules originating from Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus

Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft uncover complex organic molecules starting from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, reinforcing the possibility that this ocean world hosts conditions...