1.6 How Enceladus works
This video explains how the eruption plumes of Enceladus might be generated as ‘cold geysers’. Remember that you saw a video that attempted to explain the general processes involved in tidal heating () near the end of Week 1.
- Enceladus ocean ‘must be global’. BBC news report on the global nature of Enceladus’s internal ocean
- Cassini Finds Global Ocean in Saturn’s Moon Enceladus. NASA press release that reports that Enceladus’s internal ocean must be global.
- The previous concept: Enceladus’s ‘great lake’. Our understanding as it was 18 months before the global ocean was demonstrated.
- Enceladus tidal heating news. A story that broke in November 2017, with a mechanism to produce tidal heat in Enceladus’s rocky core over tens of millions to billions of years.