An observed correlation between plume activity and tidal stresses on Enceladus

@article{Hedman2013AnOC,
  title={An observed correlation between plume activity and tidal stresses on Enceladus},
  author={M. Hedman and C. Gosmeyer and P. Nicholson and C. Sotin and R. H. Brown and R. Clark and K. Baines and B. Buratti and M. Showalter},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2013},
  volume={500},
  pages={182-184}
}
Saturn’s moon Enceladus emits a plume of water vapour and micrometre-sized ice particles from a series of warm fissures located near its south pole. This geological activity could be powered or controlled by variations in the tidal stresses experienced by Enceladus as it moves around its slightly eccentric orbit. The specific mechanisms by which these varying stresses are converted into heat, however, are still being debated. Furthermore, it has proved difficult to find a clear correlation… Expand
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