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Cassini Catches Mysterious Hot Spot on Icy-Cold Enceladus

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Science  05 Aug 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5736, pp. 859-860
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5736.859a

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Cassini's close flyby on 14 July of Saturn's ice-covered moon Enceladus has deepened the mystery of how a body that small can come up with enough energy for the active geologic life evidenced by its surface features.