Wednesday, July 20, 2005

New Scientist: Bizarre boulders litter Saturn moon's icy surface

New Scientist has an article now posted regarding the highest resolution ISS image of Enceladus. Some interesting comments, though one needs to very careful about making assumptions that this kind of surface is common on Enceladus until you see where the frame is on the surface, for context. And in terms of making interpretations this early, I think Zibi Turtle said it best:
But Elizabeth Turtle, a Cassini imaging team member at the University of Arizona in Tucson, US, warns there will be no quick answers. “Trying to figure out what is going on is going to take a lot longer than a weekend of swapped emails,” she says.
My bloated inbox certainly understands...not that I am complaining :D


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