How the Geysers , Tidal Stresses , and Thermal Emission across the South Polar Terrain of Enceladus Are Related

@inproceedings{Porco2014HowTG,
  title={How the Geysers , Tidal Stresses , and Thermal Emission across the South Polar Terrain of Enceladus Are Related},
  author={Carolyn C. Porco and Daiana DiNino and Francis Nimmo},
  year={2014}
}
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 history and interior structure. A 6.5 yr survey of the moon’s south polar terrain (SPT) by the Cassini imaging experiment has located ∼100 jets or geysers erupting from four prominent fractures crossing the region. Comparing these results with predictions of diurnally varying tidal stresses and with… CONTINUE READING

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