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A Dry View of Enceladus Puts a Damper on Chances for Life There

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Science  15 Dec 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5806, pp. 1668
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5806.1668a

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An alternative explanation for the great plume of water rising from the south pole of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, proposed on page 1764, would create the geyser without a drop of liquid water and therefore with no possibility of life. (Read more.)