Frictional heat powers hydrothermal activity on Enceladus

Posted by on November 22, 2017 4:59 pm
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A computer simulation shows how icy moon heats water in a porous rock core. This study also offers among others an answer to the long-standing question of where the energy that can support water in liquid form on a small, cryovulcanic moon far from the sun comes from.

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