03.10.2019 - 18:46 [ National Aeronautics and Space Administration ]

Cassini Tastes Organic Material at Saturn’s Geyser Moon


The Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer saw a much higher density of volatile gases, water vapor, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, as well as organic materials, some 20 times denser than expected. This dramatic increase in density was evident as the spacecraft flew over the area of the plumes.