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Enceladus by DeathCl0ck Enceladus by DeathCl0ck
Enceladus is one of the innermost moons of Saturn. It is quite similar in size to Mimas, but has a smoother, brighter surface. Enceladus reflects almost 100 percent of the sunlight that strikes it. Unlike Mimas, Enceladus displays at least five different types of terrain. Parts of Enceladus shows craters no larger than 35 km in diameter. Other areas show regions with no craters, indicating major resurfacing events in the geologically recent past. There are fissures, plains, corrugated terrain and other crustal deformations. All of this indicates that the interior of the moon may be liquid today, even though it should have frozen aeons ago. It is postulated that Enceladus is heated by a tidal mechanism similar to Jupiter's moon Io. Enceladus is perturbed in its orbit by Saturn's gravitational field and by the large neighboring satellites Tethys and Dione.
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1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Love the southern geysers.
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DeathCl0ck Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man! I was originally just going to leave the planet bare, but when I started entertaining the idea of including some geysers I just couldn't help it. I will probably do something similar with Io when I get around to making it.
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