from the taking-a-quick-shower dept.
MarkWhittington writes: NASA released the first imagesfrom Cassini's dive two days earlier into the geyser that is erupting water and ice particles through fissures in the icy crust of Saturn's moon Enceladus from what is presumed to be a salty ocean underneath. The space probe, which has been orbiting Saturn for the past several years, survived the encounter. Scientists are eagerly awaiting the data that will be returned from the passage, which should be made available in a week or two.
"We Americans, we're a simple people... but piss us off, and we'll bomb
-- Robin Williams, _Good Morning Vietnam_