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At Last, a Supportive Parent for Saturn's Youngest Ring

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Science  09 Sep 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5741, pp. 1660
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5741.1660a

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Cassini scientists have decided that what may be geyserlike venting at a newly found hot spot near the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus is launching ice particles into the enveloping E ring, and in sufficient quantities to sustain it.