from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A giant who was defeated in battle and buried under Mount Etna by Athena.
- n. The satellite of Saturn that is seventh in distance from the planet.
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- proper n. A giant in Greek mythology.
- proper n. A moon of Saturn.
But for water geyser activity to be happening in Enceladus, the water would have to be awfully near the surface.
Carolyn Porco mentioned another one called Enceladus the other day.
And there is a moon there called Enceladus, which is the whitest, brightest object in the solar system and has a very fresh surface.
The latest flyby that the NASA orbiter conducted took it just 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) above the surface of Enceladus, which is tremendously close.
During the mission, planetary scientists hope to be able to extract a wealth of data as to the internal composition of Enceladus, which is undoubtedly one of the most interesting bodies in our solar system.
The moon is an icy body called Enceladus (en-SELL-uh-duss.)
These fissures are called "tiger stripes," because in images of the moon they look like long parallel slashes of blue in the smooth white expanse of fresh, clean ice that covers the surface of little Enceladus, which is just 300 miles across.
(You can see the direct illumination better on Enceladus, which is a narrow crescent in this picture.)
I have before me here his _brochure_, printed last year at Padua, and containing versions of "Enceladus,"
2005/01/22 Intriguing Enceladus This Cassini-Huygens image shows the trailing hemisphere of Enceladus, which is the side opposite the moon´s direction of motion in its orbit.
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