“Unique in Our Solar System” –Physics of Enceladus’s Perpetually Erupting Ocean Fissures

  NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn observed surface fissures on Enceladus unique in our Solar System perpetually erupting with water ice from its global subsurface ocean that appear as parallel, evenly spaced “stripes” that are some 130 kilometers long and 35 kilometers apart. New research led by Doug Hemingway with the Carnegie Institute for Science … Continue reading “Unique in Our Solar System” –Physics of Enceladus’s Perpetually Erupting Ocean Fissures