Fractured Enceladus

On March 09, 2005 the Cassini space probe flew by Enceladus, capturing new images of the bright white moon of Saturn. The lack of craters in some regions and intense fracturing suggest past tectonic activity and resurfacing, though neither activity has been confirmed yet.

While scientists try to figure out what they are seeing in the returned images, Cassini is heading for two more flybys of Titan on March 31 and April 16, 2005. Cassini will return to Enceladus on July 14, 2005.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet. His first published poem, "Roadside Freak Show," arrives on August 21, 2017 in Impossible Archetype.  His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey. Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public. Once upon a time, Richard wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs. Follow Richard on his website (, on Goodreads (richardleis), Twitter (@richardleisjr), and Facebook (richardleisjr).