Enceladus: An Active Ice World in the Saturn System

@article{Spencer2013EnceladusAA,
  title={Enceladus: An Active Ice World in the Saturn System},
  author={John R. Spencer and Francis Nimmo},
  journal={Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={41},
  pages={693-717}
}
  • J. Spencer, F. Nimmo
  • Published 3 June 2013
  • Geology, Physics
  • Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Enceladus, one of the mid-sized icy moons of Saturn, has an importance to planetary science far greater than its modest 504-km diameter would suggest. Intensive exploration of Enceladus by the Cassini Saturn orbiter has revealed that it is the only known icy world in the solar system with ongoing deep-seated geological activity. Active tectonic fractures at Enceladus's south pole, dubbed “tiger stripes,” warmed by internal tidally generated heat, spew supersonic jets of water vapor, other gases… 
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