Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Surprise methanol detection points to evolving story of Saturn's moon Enceladus’s plumes

A serendipitous detection of the organic molecule methanol around an intriguing moon of Saturn suggests that material spewed from Enceladus undertakes a complex chemical journey once vented into space. This is the first time that a molecule from Enceladus has been detected with a ground-based telescope.

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