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Cassini Observes the Active South Pole of Enceladus
The shape of Enceladus suggests a possible intense heating epoch in the past by capture into a 1:4 secondary spin/orbit resonance.
Cassini Imaging of Jupiter's Atmosphere, Satellites, and Rings
Findings on Jupiter's zonal winds, convective storms, low-latitude upper troposphere, polar stratosphere, and northern aurora are reported, including previously unseen emissions arising from Io and Europa in eclipse, and a giant volcanic plume over Io's north pole are described.
Cassini Imaging Science: Instrument Characteristics And Anticipated Scientific Investigations At Saturn
The Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) is the highest-resolution two-dimensional imaging device on the Cassini Orbiter and has been designed for investigations of the bodies and phenomena found…
Saturn's Small Inner Satellites: Clues to Their Origins
Cassini images of Saturn's small inner satellites have yielded their sizes, shapes, and in some cases, topographies and mean densities, and numerical N-body simulations of accretionary growth have provided clues to their internal structures and origins.
Enceladus's measured physical libration requires a global subsurface ocean
HOW THE GEYSERS, TIDAL STRESSES, AND THERMAL EMISSION ACROSS THE SOUTH POLAR TERRAIN OF ENCELADUS ARE RELATED
We present the first comprehensive examination of the geysering, tidal stresses, and anomalous thermal emission across the south pole of Enceladus and discuss the implications for the moon's thermal…
Voyager 2 at Neptune: Imaging Science Results
Voyager 2 images of Neptune reveal a windy planet characterized by bright clouds of methane ice suspended in an exceptionally clear atmosphere above a lower deck of hydrogen sulfide or ammonia ices.…
Cassini Imaging Science: Initial Results on Saturn's Rings and Small Satellites
Images acquired of Saturn's rings and small moons by the Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem have produced many new findings, including new saturnian moons; refined orbits of new and previously known moons; ring particle albedos in select ring regions; and never-before-seen phenomena within the rings.
Association of the jets of Enceladus with the warmest regions on its south-polar fractures
Cassini images taken from a variety of viewing directions are used to triangulate the source locations for the most prominent jets, and compare these with the infrared hotspot locations and the predictions from a recent model of tidally induced shear heating within the fractures.