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The Whole Enchilada……

March 15, 2011

sonar reconstruction of Italy's undersea Marsili volcano

Enceladus, a moon, of the planet Saturn,  is named after the mythological Enceladus. It too has volcanoes erupting from it, but this time of ice and superheated ice crystals.

About this time last year the American space agency NASA reported on new data from the Cassini mission to the planet Saturn confirming that one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus, has liquid water and probably an ocean. [SciTechStory post: Enceladus has at least a sea, possibly life] New data from another Cassini fly-by of Enceladus and reported in the Journal of Geophysical Research 4 March 2011, High heat flow from Enceladus’ south polar region measured using 10–600 cm?1 Cassini/CIRS data indicates that the south polar region of Enceladus generates far more heat than expected.

Read more SciTechStory…….

 

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