Cassini Observes the Active South Pole of Enceladus

@article{Porco2006CassiniOT,
  title={Cassini Observes the Active South Pole of Enceladus},
  author={Carolyn C. Porco and P Helfenstein and Peter C. Thomas and Andrew P. Ingersoll and Jack Wisdom and Richard West and Gerhard Neukum and T Denk and Robin Wagner and Thomas Roatsch and Susan Werner Kieffer and Elizabeth P. Turtle and Alfred S. McEwen and Torrence V. Johnson and J. Rathbun and Joseph Veverka and D Wilson and Jacob Perry and Joe Spitale and Andre Brahic and Joseph A. Burns and Anthony D. DelGenio and Luke Dones and Carl Murray and Steven W. Squyres},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={311},
  pages={1393 - 1401}
}
  • Carolyn C. Porco, P Helfenstein, +22 authors Steven W. Squyres
  • Published 2006
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Cassini has identified a geologically active province at the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus. In images acquired by the Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS), this region is circumscribed by a chain of folded ridges and troughs at ∼55°S latitude. The terrain southward of this boundary is distinguished by its albedo and color contrasts, elevated temperatures, extreme geologic youth, and narrow tectonic rifts that exhibit coarse-grained ice and coincide with the hottest temperatures measured in… CONTINUE READING

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