Contact for further information

Markus Bauer
ESA Science and Robotic Exploration Communication Officer
Tel: +31 71 565 6799
Mob: +31 61 594 3 954

Frank Postberg
Universität Heidelberg
Tel: +49 6221 516543

Nicolas Altobelli
ESA Cassini-Huygens Project Scientist
Tel: +34 91 813 1201

Notes for editors

A saltwater reservoir as the source of a compositionally stratified plume on Enceladus by F. Postberg, J. Schmidt, J. Hillier, S. Kempf & R. Srama is published on 22 June in Nature Volume 474; Issue 7353; pages 620-622. doi:10.1038/nature10175

See also:
F. Postberg et al., Sodium salts in E-ring ice grains from an ocean below the surface of Enceladus, Nature, Volume 459, 1098-1101 (2009)

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a joint endeavour of ESA, NASA, and the Italian space agency, ASI. Launched in 1997, Cassini arrived in the Saturn system in 2004 and is studying the ringed planet and its moons. The Huygens probe was released from the main spacecraft and, in 2005, parachuted through the atmosphere to the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.

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