Enigmatic Enceladus

Saturn’s satellite Enceladus displays a bewildering array of thermal activity. I will describe our attempts to understand these phenomena in terms of tidal heating associated with the 2:1 mean motion resonance between Enceladus and Dione. Then I will argue that Enceladus and the other midsize satellites of Saturn are young.

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California Institute of Technology & Institute for Advanced Study

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