1. tonythecanuck's Avatar
    Enceladus is the sixth-largest moon of Saturn.[12] It was discovered in 1789 by William Herschel,[13] though little was known about Enceladus until the two Voyager spacecraft passed near it in the early 1980s. The Voyagers showed that the diameter of Enceladus is only 500 kilometers (310mi), about a tenth of that of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and that it reflects almost all of the sunlight that strikes it. Voyager 1 found that the moon orbited in the densest part of Saturn's diffuse E ring, indicating a possible association between the two. Voyager 2 revealed that, despite the moon's small size, it has a wide range of terrains ranging from old, heavily cratered surfaces to young, tectonically deformed terrain, with some regions with surface ages as young as 100 million years old.

    In 2005, the Cassini spacecraft performed several close flybys of Enceladus, revealing the moon's surface and environment in greater detail. In particular, the probe discovered a water-rich plume venting from the moon's south polar region. This discovery, along with the presence of escaping internal heat and very few (if any) impact craters in the south polar region, shows that Enceladus is geologically active today. Moons in the extensive satellite systems of gas giants often become trapped in orbital resonances that lead to forced libration or orbital eccentricity; proximity to Saturn could then lead to tidal heating of Enceladus's interior, offering a possible explanation for the activity.

    In 2014, NASA reported that evidence for a large south polar underground ocean of liquid water within Enceladus with a thickness of around 10km had been found by Cassini.[14][15][16] Cryovolcanoes near the south pole shoot large jets of water vapor, other volatiles, and some solid particles like NaCl crystals and ice particles into space, totaling approximately 200 kilograms (440lb) per second.[17][18][19] Some of this water falls back onto the moon as "snow", some of it adds to Saturn's rings, and some of it reaches Saturn. The discovery of the plume has added further weight to the argument that material released from Enceladus is the source of the E ring.

    Because of the presence of water at or near the surface, Enceladus may be one of the best places to look for extraterrestrial life. By contrast, the water thought to be on Jupiter's moon Europa is locked under a very thick layer of surface ice, though recent evidence may show that Europa also erupts water plumes.[20] Analysis of the outgassing on Enceladus suggests that it originates from a body of subsurface liquid water, which along with the unique chemistry found in the plume, has fueled speculations that the moon may be important in the study of astrobiology.[21]

    ...and now you know.

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    04-05-14 11:01 AM
  2. raw_dog's Avatar
    Posting all that craziness doesn't help you win.

    Posted with a drop of Awesome Sauce!!!
    04-05-14 11:02 AM
  3. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    No, but this does. Win
    04-05-14 11:04 AM
  4. raw_dog's Avatar
    Yes it does.

    Posted with a drop of Awesome Sauce!!!
    04-05-14 11:06 AM
  5. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Exactly, it does, just like this.
    04-05-14 11:07 AM
  6. tonythecanuck's Avatar
    Yah, like fer shoor, I WIN

    Posted via CB10
    04-05-14 11:18 AM
  7. tonythecanuck's Avatar
    BlackBerry Z30 is the best!

    Posted via CB10
    04-05-14 11:18 AM
  8. anon721037's Avatar
    Looks like I win again.

    Posted on my Z30 on Z30STA100-5/
    04-05-14 11:29 AM
  9. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Not for long...It's my WIN!!
    04-05-14 11:32 AM
  10. anon721037's Avatar
    Hey spen I'm stealing it from Ya.

    Posted on my Z30 on Z30STA100-5/
    04-05-14 11:33 AM
  11. Carjackd's Avatar

    Posted Via my Kick @ss BlackBerry Z30
    04-05-14 11:42 AM
  12. anon721037's Avatar
    Yes you are. Ftw

    Posted on my Z30 on Z30STA100-5/
    04-05-14 11:43 AM
  13. tonythecanuck's Avatar
    It's a me-win situation.

    Posted via CB10
    04-05-14 11:49 AM
  14. tonythecanuck's Avatar
    And I have a Z30.

    Posted via CB10
    04-05-14 11:50 AM
  15. tonythecanuck's Avatar
    White Z30 now available on crackberry.com, but only for US and Mexico. It is the STA-5 GSM version I believe.

    Posted via CB10
    04-05-14 12:03 PM
  16. anon721037's Avatar
    And I win.

    Posted on my Z30 on Z30STA100-5/
    04-05-14 12:10 PM
  17. DJJeff's Avatar
    I'm still here...

    Posted with my Q10
    04-05-14 12:21 PM
  18. sedalia066's Avatar
    Back for the win.

    Via CB10. Bits, C000C6078 for links to science and technology posts and world news.
    04-05-14 12:30 PM
  19. tonythecanuck's Avatar
    Nope, I win.

    Posted via CB10
    04-05-14 12:35 PM
  20. crackbrry fan's Avatar
    I'm back! And I win again!

    Posted via CB10
    04-05-14 12:43 PM
  21. anon721037's Avatar
    Never left and winning

    Posted on my Z30 on Z30STA100-5/
    04-05-14 12:47 PM
  22. crackbrry fan's Avatar
    Nope. I win!

    Posted via CB10
    04-05-14 12:50 PM
  23. anon721037's Avatar
    Well I think it's still me.

    Posted on my Z30 on Z30STA100-5/
    04-05-14 12:58 PM
  24. crackbrry fan's Avatar
    And you would be wrong! It's me!!

    Posted via CB10
    04-05-14 01:03 PM
  25. tonythecanuck's Avatar
    Actually, it's me.

    Posted via CB10
    04-05-14 01:03 PM
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