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2008-03-16 12:30:00

One of Saturn's moons may have been home to a body of water, according to scientists who reported their findings at the 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston.With a density similar to pure ice, researchers think that Tethys underwent tidal heating, followed by cooling which could have been responsible for forming the Ithaca Chasma.Erinna Chen and Francis Nimmo, from the University of California, Santa Cruz, proposed that it was Tethys' orbital interaction with Dione, another...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Tethys -- Tethys is a moon of Saturn that was discovered by Giovanni Cassini in 1684. Tethys is an icy body similar in nature to Dione and Rhea. The density of Tethys is 1.21 g/cm3, indicating that it is composed almost entirely of water-ice. Tethys's surface is heavily cratered and contains numerous cracks caused by faults in the ice. There are two different types of terrain found on Tethys, one composed of densely cratered regions and the other consisting of a dark...

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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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