vapor blasting

vapor blasting

[′vā·pər ′blast·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Cleaning the surface of a metal with a fine abrasive suspended in water and propelled at high speed by air or steam. Also known as liquid honing; vapor honing.
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Astronomers had been astonished in 2005 to learn of the giant plumes of ice and water vapor blasting from the "tiger stripe" cracks in Enceladus' southern hemisphere, and the detection of organic compounds in the gassy mix suggested the moon could support life.