Giant plume of water from Saturnian moon

Four fissures in the south pole of Enceladus, one of the moons of Saturn, are spewing out a plume of water hundreds of kilometre high at a rate of half a tonne a second–a plume that is probably keeping Saturn’s E-ring topped up.

‘Tis a wondrous solar system we live in. We should open it to tourists.

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