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Image: Enceladus and Saturn's rings

The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn's rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf. Even though it appears like a tiny drop before the might of the giant Saturn, Enceladus reminds us that even small worlds hold ...

dateMay 03, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Frictional heat dehydrates magma

In contrast to the conventional view, new findings demonstrate that frictional heat in rising magma can drive outgassing of water vapor, which contributes to the dehydration of molten magma – and reduces the pressure in ...

dateDec 28, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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