Enceladus


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En·cel·a·dus

 (ĕn-sĕl′ə-dəs)
n.
1. Greek Mythology A giant who was defeated in battle and buried under Mount Etna by Athena.
2. A satellite of Saturn.

[Latin, from Greek Enkelados.]

Enceladus

(ɛnˈsɛlədəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a giant who was punished for his rebellion against the gods by a fatal blow from a stone cast by Athena. He was believed to be buried under Mount Etna in Sicily

Enceladus

n
(Celestial Objects) a very bright satellite of Saturn: diameter 505 km; surface made of ice, with water probably underneath; discovered by W. Herschel in 1789
Translations
Encelade
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The hero fell without a groan - he fell while answering Aramis with words of encouragement and hope, for, thanks to the powerful arch of his hands, for an instant he believed that, like Enceladus, he would succeed in shaking off the triple load.
Rather, come and let us all go to help them, or else let loose your weapon, the great and formidable Titan-killer with which you killed Capaneus, that doughty man, and great Enceladus and the wild tribes of Giants; ay, let it loose, for so the most valiant will be slain.
It is the existence of high-temperature rock-water reactions at the present time that surprises me the most, as we would expect Enceladus to be a frozen world," said study author Hsiang-Wen Sean Hsu, a planetary scientist at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
The seas of Saturn's moon Enceladus are blasting into space.
Although ice and dust particles have subsequently been found in the Enceladus plumes, only water vapor gases have been measured at Europa so far.
It was first seen by Nasa being spewed from the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
The abundance of ice on the surfaces of Enceladus and Europa, which are moons orbiting Saturn and Jupiter respectively, could provide a perfect environment for the production of amino acids, when meteorites crash into their surface, say the researchers.
And Seven Wonders Of The Solar System, also in 2010, will examine scientific "wonders" from the ice fountains of Enceladus to the liquid methane seas of Titan.
Research will conduct laboratory experiments and field research in environments on Earth, such as The Cedars in Northern California, to understand the habitability of extraterrestrial icy worlds such as Europa, Ganymede and Enceladus.
Astronomers have, for the first time, measured the depth and extent of a subsurface sea on ice-covered Enceladus.
The team says they believe the icy surfaces of the moons Enceladus and Europa, which orbit Saturn and Jupiter respectively, proved an ideal environment for the production of amino acids therefore life.
Washington, Aug 1 ( ANI ): NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found that the intensity of jets of water ice and organic particles that shoot out from Saturn's moon Enceladus depends on the moon's proximity to the ringed planet.