[Geysers] Further off-planet "geysers"

Davis, Brian L. brdavis at iusb.edu
Mon Nov 23 19:29:58 PST 2009

I'm still uncomfortable calling these "geysers", as it seems pretty darn likely that they aren't intermittent on the timescales usually referred to, but they certainly are interesting. Here's some more recent images from Cassini of the Enceladus "geyser":


If you look at images #3 & #4, you can see that there are likely numerous vents scattered along roughly linear features (cracks). Must be quite a sight. It would be very interesting to see what sort of deposits these features might build up (if any) on the surface. Of course there's not going to be a run-off system from vents of this nature, but there are some interesting surface features scattered around.

Brian Davis

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