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James Webb telescope discovers gargantuan geyser on Saturn’s moon, blasting water hundreds of miles into space

An illustration of NASA’s Cassini orbiter soaring  through a giant vapor jet over the moon Enceladus  (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Scientists caught Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus spraying a “huge plume” of watery vapor far into space — and that plume likely contains many of the chemical ingredients for life. 

Scientists detailed the eruption — glimpsed by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in November 2022 — at a conference at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore on May 17. 

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