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Global and high resolution mapping of Enceladus confirms that the weather forecast for Saturn's unique icy moon is set for ongoing snow flurries.
Enceladus is the only moon in our solar system known to influence substantially the chemical composition of its parent planet.
ESAâ€™s Herschel space observatory has shown that water expelled from the moon Enceladus forms a giant torus of water vapor around Saturn.
Scientists say they have found convincing evidence that Saturn's moon Enceladus has a large-scale subterranean saltwater ocean.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered the best evidence yet for a large-scale saltwater reservoir beneath the icy crust of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have revealed that Enceladus, one of Saturn's diminutive moons, is linked to Saturn by powerful electrical currents - beams of electrons that flow back and forth between the planet and moon.
PASADENA, Calif., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is releasing the first images and sounds of an electrical connection between Saturn and one of its moons.
Heat output from the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus is much greater than was previously thought possible.
NASA announced Tuesday that the Cassini spacecraft passed by and snapped images of several of Saturnâ€™s moons.
Not only does Enceladus likely have an ocean, that ocean is probably fizzy like a soft drink and could be friendly to microbial life.
Saturn's moon Dione -- Dione is a moon of Saturn discovered by Giovanni Cassini in 1684. It is composed primarily of water ice, but as the densest of Saturn's moons (aside from Titan, whose density is increased by gravitational compression) it must have a considerable fraction of denser material like silicate rock in its interior. Though somewhat smaller, Dione is otherwise very similar to Rhea. They both have similar compositions, albedo features and varied terrain. Both have dissimilar...
Saturn's moon Enceladus -- Enceladus is a moon of Saturn discovered in 1789 by William Herschel. At least five different types of terrain have been identified on Enceladus. In addition to craters there are smooth plains and extensive linear cracks and ridges. At least some of the surface is relatively young, probably less than 100 million years. This means that Enceladus must have been active very recently with some sort of "water volcanism" or other process that renews the surface....
The Planet Saturn -- in astronomy, 6th planet from the sun. Astronomical and Physical Characteristics of Saturn Saturn's orbit lies between those of Jupiter and Uranus; its mean distance from the sun is c.886 million mi (1.43 billion km), almost twice that of Jupiter, and its period of revolution is about 291/2 years. Saturn appears in the sky as a yellow, starlike object of the first magnitude. When viewed through a telescope, it is seen as a golden sphere, crossed by a series of...
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