Sunday, July 31, 2005

Planetary Society: Enceladus: South Polar Stripes Spew "Warm" Water

The Planetary Society website has an article by Emily Lakdawalla on the recent discoveries made at Enceladus by the various instruments on Cassini. The article includes information from the three press releases from this past week as well as an interview with deputy project scientist Linda Spilker. The article is a pretty good summary of the results obtained a couple of weeks ago and contains a nice overview of the CDA results that have been discussed here in the comments. Definitely worth reading.


Blogger Mossbury said...

I read that, assuming Enceladus is in hydrostatic equilibrium, its density would be 1.12 based on its shape. As the density is 1.61, I assume it is not in equilibrium. Is this looked on as significant, namely, might tell us what is going on in the interior? I am intrigued.

7/31/2005 01:55:00 PM  

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