enceladus

Forget about Mars, let’s go to .. ummm … Ehgellodos.

Did you know it is pronounced somewhat like “EhGEllodos” in Greek? But you can also resort to “EnCELLladous” in English…. Since the discovery of the mysteriously warm ‘tiger stripe’ crevasses and the remarkable geyser-like plumes…


Enceladus, on thin ice

Of all the icy moons in the Solar System, Saturn’s moon Enceladus is probably the ‘hottest’ when measured for its potential to host life. Despite its distance from Earth, it may also be the easiest…


Enceladus, Rhea …. and tiny Atlas

We’ve had some heavy outages recently at Koppernigk. I sincerely hope it’s over by now. To all my two readers: sorry. A beautiful picture from the vicinity of Saturn for you.


Meanwhile, somewhere in the solar system

Following a successful close flyby of Enceladus, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this artful composition of the icy moon with Saturn’s rings beyond. This view looks towards the trailing/anti-Saturn side of Enceladus. North is up. The…


Cassini taking a plunge

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will sample the ocean of Saturn’s moon Enceladus on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it flies through the moon’s plume of icy spray. Cassini launched in 1997 and entered orbit around Saturn in…



A cold swim on Enceladus

The Saturn moon Enceladus harbors a big ocean of liquid water beneath its icy crust that may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study reports. The water ocean on Enceladus…