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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Fresh Tiger Stripes on Saturn's Enceladus
NASA ^ | April 06, 2014 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 04/06/2014 1:59:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Explanation: Do underground oceans vent through the tiger stripes on Saturn's moon Enceladus? Long features dubbed tiger stripes are known to be spewing ice from the moon's icy interior into space, creating a cloud of fine ice particles over the moon's South Pole and creating Saturn's mysterious E-ring. Evidence for this has come from the robot Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn. Pictured above, a high resolution image of Enceladus is shown from a close flyby. The unusual surface features dubbed tiger stripes are visible in false-color blue. Why Enceladus is active remains a mystery, as the neighboring moon Mimas, approximately the same size, appears quite dead. Most recently, an analysis of slight gravity deviations has given an independent indication of underground oceans. Such research is particularly interesting since such oceans would be candidates to contain life.

April 06, 2014

(Excerpt) Read more at 129.164.179.22 ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; enceladus; saturn; science
[Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA]

1 posted on 04/06/2014 1:59:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...
The Big One

2 posted on 04/06/2014 2:01:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

One of the more interesting moons in our solar system fer shur.


3 posted on 04/06/2014 2:03:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Just a reminder. Mars will be at its closest point to Earth on April 8th. It will be moving from the east (9pm CDT)and across the southern sky the rest of the night.


4 posted on 04/06/2014 2:12:48 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

I guess you’re gonna tell me that no existing technology can get Sheila Jackson-Lee there in time?


5 posted on 04/06/2014 2:20:36 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
I guess you’re gonna tell me that no existing technology can get Sheila Jackson-Lee there in time?

Sorry. I would if I could.

6 posted on 04/06/2014 2:32:12 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wow! That’s sharp!


7 posted on 04/06/2014 2:47:37 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: SunkenCiv

is the whole thing covered in ice? so those craters are from impact on the ice sheet?


8 posted on 04/06/2014 2:51:39 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: SunkenCiv

I like cheese Enceladus...


9 posted on 04/06/2014 2:55:46 PM PDT by EricT. (ARBEIT MACHT FREI- now get back to work you taxpaying peasant!)
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To: EricT.

If I had food handy I would throw it at you for that.


10 posted on 04/06/2014 3:07:28 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: Starstruck
Mars unimaginatively rises in the east and sets in the west, like the sun, moon, planets, and stars, just as it did before Jan. 20, 2009. So much for Obama's promise of change.

Curiously enough, on Mars the Martian moon Phobos would appear to rise in the west and set in the east, because its orbit around the planet is less than one Martian day.

Both of Mars' moons were discovered by an American, Asaph Hall, and I believe the discovery was made from what was later Cheney's house.

11 posted on 04/06/2014 3:27:50 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: cripplecreek

Just proves that Heaven is filled with Tigers fans . . . in fact the whole outline kind of looks like the old English D.


12 posted on 04/06/2014 4:10:58 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Starstruck

Bump!


13 posted on 04/06/2014 5:38:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: EricT.

I salsa this one through a telescope once.


14 posted on 04/06/2014 6:06:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: beebuster2000

Those are some nice impact craters; notice how the rims look a little vague? That may be due to the shifty nature of the icy surface.

http://129.164.179.22/apod/image/1404/enceladusstripes_cassini_3237.jpg


15 posted on 04/06/2014 6:08:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: luvbach1

:’)


16 posted on 04/06/2014 6:08:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Starstruck

Thanks! I’m going to link back to your post in a minute.


17 posted on 04/06/2014 6:08:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cripplecreek

Now I want to hear “Skating Away”.


18 posted on 04/06/2014 6:09:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Also have a Full Blood Moon eclipse coming up on the night of April 14-15.


19 posted on 04/06/2014 6:16:13 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

Closest approach is the 14th.


20 posted on 04/06/2014 6:23:25 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

My sources say otherwise and checking the magnitudes on the 8th and the 14th indicate the 8th is the date.


21 posted on 04/06/2014 6:37:22 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

http://cseligman.com/text/planets/marsoppositions.htm
http://www.alpo-astronomy.org/jbeish/2014_MARS.htm

If you look at this orbit simulator of Mars and Earth you’ll see why.
http://www.windows2universe.org/mars/mars_orbit.html


22 posted on 04/06/2014 6:43:09 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Okay I was using Sea and Sky site. They say the Opposition on the 8th was the closest point. Evidently not. So the 14th will have a full moon chasing Mars with a total eclipse happening. Should be an interesting night. Hope its clear.


23 posted on 04/06/2014 7:00:10 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

Good ole red Mars closest on the 14th plus a full, blood-red Moon on the 15th plus Passover is on the evening of the 14th going into the 15th.

There will be four blood-red Moon (lunar eclipses) over the next two years. Each one will be on Passover and Sukkot.
This lunar tetrad of blood-red Moons is fairly rare but when they do occur major stuff happens.
http://beforeitsnews.com/prophecy/2014/02/do-the-blood-red-moon-tetrads-point-to-an-end-time-exodus-2-2459108.html


24 posted on 04/06/2014 7:15:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: dayglored

Hehehehe!


25 posted on 04/07/2014 4:41:40 AM PDT by EricT. (ARBEIT MACHT FREI- now get back to work you taxpaying peasant!)
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