This cutting-edge instrument then filtered the light into various wavelengths to inform scientists about the makeup of this reflective material.

The resulting data combined with detailed images captured by Cassini was used to create the new global spectral map of Enceladus.

NASA scientists learned in 2005 how Enceladus spews incredible quantities of ice grains and vapour from a subterranean ocean beneath the icy crust.

The latest spectral map reveals infrared signals correlate with this geologic activity, easily visible at the south pole.

source: express.co.uk

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