Discovery of Geysers on Enceladus movie
This movie is about Enceladus. Enceladus is one of Saturn's moons. Scientists think they have discovered geysers on Enceladus. The geysers are near the moon's South Pole. The geysers may be like "Old Faithful" in Yellowstone Park. Old Faithful shoots out hot water. The geysers on Enceladus shoot out cold water or ice! The scientists used pictures and other data from the Cassini spacecraft to make this discovery. This movie is from NASA/JPL.
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