Enceladus

  • Enceladus Exudes an Air of Mystery
    Atomic oxygen could never be confused with expensive perfume. But just as a fragrance lingering in the air of an empty room offers hints about a previous occupant, the cloud of oxygen the Cassini spacecraft encountered as it first approached Saturn turned out to be
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  • Enceladus Rolled Over
    Saturn's moon Enceladus - an active, icy world with an unusually warm south pole - may have performed an unusual trick for a planetary body. New research shows Enceladus rolled over, literally, explaining why the moon's hottest spot is at the south pole.
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  • Liquid Water on Enceladus?
    Could Saturn´s tiny moon Enceladus have liquid water right below the icy surface? A new paper in the journal Science argues for the presence of such a reservoir, saying it is the most likely source for the plumes of particles ejected from the moon´s
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  • Enceladus the Ice King
    Cassini observations by several instruments have revealed the source of Saturn's broadest and faintest ring. Recent observations show that tiny particles of frozen water ice are streaming outward into space from the south polar region of the moon Enceladus.
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  • Enceladus Erupting
    Jets of fine, icy particles streaming from Saturn's moon Enceladus were captured in recent images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The images provide unambiguous visual evidence the moon is geologically active.
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  • Enceladus’ Tiger Stripes are Really Cubs
    The Cassini spacecraft discovered the long, cracked features dubbed "tiger stripes" on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus are very young. They are between 10 and 1,000 years old.
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  • Hot Potato Enceladus
    A researcher at Southwest Research Institute, working with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center from the NASA Cassini Saturn orbiter, found heat leaking out of the south polar region of Saturn's moon, Enceladus.
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  • Cassini Spies Enceladus’ Rolling
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has obtained new detailed images of the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The data reveal distinctive geological features and the most youthful terrain seen on the moon.
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  • Atmosphere on Enceladus
    The Cassini spacecraft's two close flybys of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus have revealed that the moon has a significant atmosphere. Scientists, using Cassini's magnetometer instrument for their studies, say the source may be volcanism, geysers, or gases escaping from the surface or the interior.
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  • The Wrinkles of Youth
    Many of Saturn's more interesting moons are crusted with ice. The moons are often too small for a radioactive core and internal heating. The bizarre wrinkled surface on one of the moons, Enceladus, may reveal a geologically young age.
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  • Enceladus: Grand Tours
    Saturn's moon, Enceladus, was discovered two hundred and fifteen years ago today, but the Cassini probe has targeted this icy world for its lunar tour through the Saturnian system.
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