A Fizzy Ocean on Enceladus

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by xes, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. xes

    xes F.O.A.D

    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/26jan_fizzyocean/

    Like a big fuck off can of mountain dew, Enceladus is possibly a big fizzy ball of sexyness.
    :cool:
     
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  2. kained&able

    kained&able Here for the football.

    why are nasa investigating mexican cusine?:confused:
     
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  3. xes

    xes F.O.A.D

    budget cuts :(
     
  4. golightly

    golightly I've been gentrified. - :(

    It's interesting to read about how the process is sustainable over long periods of time thus giving time for life to develop.
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It looks an awesome place.

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  6. camouflage

    camouflage "marginalia".

    Raaah! It's even more cool and mysterious looking than Europa.:)
     
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    More news:

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    http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/11/8192989/saturn-water-enceladus-moon-hot-ocean-esa
     
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  8. Impossible Girl

    Impossible Girl Time traveller and Companion

  9. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

    It's the same galaxy as ours - it's even the same solar system.
     
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  10. camouflage

    camouflage "marginalia".

    I for one welcome our new Enceladian overlords.

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  11. Impossible Girl

    Impossible Girl Time traveller and Companion

    Indeed... My Star Wars fandom, sorry ! :p
     
  12. Maurice Picarda

    Maurice Picarda Actually, might as well flounce.

    You may have forgotten that you were being a Whovian this time round. Only a few more posts needed for community access, don't slip up now!
     
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  13. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Not only is the ocean carbonated, but it spans the entire globe. New research shows that the icy crust of the moon is completely detached from the rocky core and rotates independently.

    Cassini Finds Global Ocean in Saturn's Moon Enceladus

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    Cassini will flyby Enceladus at the end of October at a barn-storming height of only 30km! So there's still plenty to discover about this weird little world.
     
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Just look at it! It's amazing!

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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Some new photos:

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    Closest Northern Views of Saturn's Moon Enceladus
     
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And coming up:

     
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  17. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse Free the Sepsis Six!

    We need to turn our backs on austerity and send up a tube of Mentos straight away.
     
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  18. CNT36

    CNT36 Not carbon nano tubes

    There was a bit about Enceladus on this months Sky at Night. Not much new to anyone on this thread I'd imagine but worth a look.
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Fingers crossed for this!

    NASA Teleconference to Preview Historic Flyby of Icy Saturn Moon
     
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  20. camouflage

    camouflage "marginalia".

    Got excited for a moment there as I recall them talking about a flyby to collect some plume-water and see if there's any biology in it.. that's not planned for a while though. This flyby won't be to bring anything back we can stick under a microscope. Still cool though obv.
     
  21. 2hats

    2hats

    Cassini isn't coming back - the (ideal) plan is to plunge it into the atmosphere of Saturn at end of mission to protect various moons from the possibility of contamination (though there are some risky flybys between the rings and Saturn itself prior to this which might preclude this from happening). It doesn't possess equipment for in situ biological sample analysis either. There will be (has been) ion spectrometry and dust science conducted on the near moon environment, as well as imaging (images should start appearing late tomorrow morning/lunchtime).

    Interestingly it (like the Huygens lander it took to Titan) only meets category II planetary protection so there could be an extremely small yet finite possibility of forward contamination of Enceladus (which is a category III body, ie contamination could compromise future research) in flying through water laden plumes. (Originally Titan was thought too cold to be at risk of forward contamination so classified category II but is now classified II* ie potential for contamination exists.)
     
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  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Update from NASA:
     
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  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    New photos:

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    Saturn's Geyser Moon Shines in Close Flyby Views
     
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  24. xes

    xes F.O.A.D

    space porn at its finest :cool:
     
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    Saturn Moon Enceladus' Varied Landscape Dazzles in New Photo
     
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  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's getting interesting:

    Saturn Moon Enceladus Is First Alien 'Water World' with Complex Organics
     
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