History UsefulNotes / TheMoonsOfSaturn

8th Nov '17 1:08:43 PM dangerdan97
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[[TagLine Some... thing is wrong on]] Film/Saturn3[[note]]At least, in the novelization, it was Tethys. The script had it on Titan, [[ScienceMarchesOn but that's an ill fit these days.]][[/note]].
1st Nov '17 7:37:49 AM ScorpiusOB1
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''Cassini'' carried [[DropShip an atmospheric entry probe]], ''Huygens'' (built and managed by the [[UsefulNotes/{{ESA}} European Space Agency]] and named after the discoverer of this moon), along on its trip to the system. On its way there [[OhCrap the mission control team realized the Doppler shift caused by the differing velocities of Cassini and Huygens would cause its radio signals to become unreadable]]. They changed ''Huygens''' approach vector to reduce the shift, and the data and pictures were successfully transmitted as the probe parachuted east of the Adiri region[[note]]see Titan map with the landing site marker [[https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA20713 here]][[/note]]. Unfortunately, half of them were never picked up because a programming error prevented ''Cassini'' from listening to one of the two data channels; nevertheless the pictures revealed a strangely Earth-like landscape of what looked like drainage channels, islands and seas (all produced by hydrocarbons). Pictures from the surface showed a gloomy, orange-tinted plain covered with "ice pebbles". The ''Huygens'' probe carried a the first ever microphone to record audio on a world other than Earth, and was the first probe to transmit audio recordings from another world in our Solar System. [[note]]the ''Phoenix'' Polar Lander on UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} carried a microphone but it was never switched on. Before that, the Mars Polar Lander was fitted with a microphone but that probe failed to land.[[/note]]

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''Cassini'' carried [[DropShip an atmospheric entry probe]], ''Huygens'' (built and managed by the [[UsefulNotes/{{ESA}} European Space Agency]] and named after the discoverer of this moon), along on its trip to the system. On its way there [[OhCrap the mission control team realized the Doppler shift caused by the differing velocities of Cassini and Huygens would cause its radio signals to become unreadable]]. They changed ''Huygens''' approach vector to reduce the shift, and the data and pictures were successfully transmitted as the probe parachuted east of the Adiri region[[note]]see Titan map with the probe's landing site marker marked [[https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA20713 here]][[/note]]. Unfortunately, half of them were never picked up because a programming error prevented ''Cassini'' from listening to one of the two data channels; nevertheless the pictures revealed a strangely Earth-like landscape of what looked like drainage channels, islands and seas (all produced by hydrocarbons). Pictures from the surface showed a gloomy, orange-tinted plain covered with "ice pebbles". The ''Huygens'' probe carried a the first ever microphone to record audio on a world other than Earth, and was the first probe to transmit audio recordings from another world in our Solar System. [[note]]the ''Phoenix'' Polar Lander on UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} carried a microphone but it was never switched on. Before that, the Mars Polar Lander was fitted with a microphone but that probe failed to land.[[/note]]
1st Nov '17 7:36:24 AM ScorpiusOB1
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''Cassini'' carried [[DropShip an atmospheric entry probe]], ''Huygens'' (built and managed by the [[UsefulNotes/{{ESA}} European Space Agency]] and named after the discoverer of this moon), along on its trip to the system. On its way there [[OhCrap the mission control team realized the Doppler shift caused by the differing velocities of Cassini and Huygens would cause its radio signals to become unreadable]]. They changed ''Huygens''' approach vector to reduce the shift, and the data and pictures were successfully transmitted as the probe parachuted in over Xanadu Terra. Unfortunately, half of them were never picked up because a programming error prevented ''Cassini'' from listening to one of the two data channels; nevertheless the pictures revealed a strangely Earth-like landscape of what looked like drainage channels, islands and seas (all produced by hydrocarbons). Pictures from the surface showed a gloomy, orange-tinted plain covered with "ice pebbles". The ''Huygens'' probe carried a the first ever microphone to record audio on a world other than Earth, and was the first probe to transmit audio recordings from another world in our Solar System. [[note]]the ''Phoenix'' Polar Lander on UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} carried a microphone but it was never switched on. Before that, the Mars Polar Lander was fitted with a microphone but that probe failed to land.[[/note]]

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''Cassini'' carried [[DropShip an atmospheric entry probe]], ''Huygens'' (built and managed by the [[UsefulNotes/{{ESA}} European Space Agency]] and named after the discoverer of this moon), along on its trip to the system. On its way there [[OhCrap the mission control team realized the Doppler shift caused by the differing velocities of Cassini and Huygens would cause its radio signals to become unreadable]]. They changed ''Huygens''' approach vector to reduce the shift, and the data and pictures were successfully transmitted as the probe parachuted in over Xanadu Terra.east of the Adiri region[[note]]see Titan map with the landing site marker [[https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA20713 here]][[/note]]. Unfortunately, half of them were never picked up because a programming error prevented ''Cassini'' from listening to one of the two data channels; nevertheless the pictures revealed a strangely Earth-like landscape of what looked like drainage channels, islands and seas (all produced by hydrocarbons). Pictures from the surface showed a gloomy, orange-tinted plain covered with "ice pebbles". The ''Huygens'' probe carried a the first ever microphone to record audio on a world other than Earth, and was the first probe to transmit audio recordings from another world in our Solar System. [[note]]the ''Phoenix'' Polar Lander on UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} carried a microphone but it was never switched on. Before that, the Mars Polar Lander was fitted with a microphone but that probe failed to land.[[/note]]
5th May '17 9:16:56 PM karstovich2
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Sixty-two of these, 53 with official names. Technically the rings could be considered conglomerations of millions of moons, but there's only so much space on the Internet. They were originally all named after Titans of the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myths]], (Saturn being roughly equivalent to the Greek Kronos, king of the Titans) but so many have been discovered that they ran out of Titans, and thus the outer "irregular" moons have been divided into the "Gallic", "Norse" and "Inuit" groups after the sources of their names.

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Sixty-two of these, 53 with official names. Technically the rings could be considered conglomerations of millions of moons, but there's only so much space on the Internet. They were originally all named after Titans of the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myths]], (Saturn (the Roman god Saturn being roughly equivalent to the Greek Kronos, king of the Titans) Titans)[[note]]The Roman mythology didn't focus as much on the doings of the gods as the Greeks did, and so the Roman story of the Titans and the Titanomachy was basically lifted wholesale from the Greeks, but Saturn was a preexisting figure in the mythology and seems to have fairly consistently been the father of Jupiter.[[/note]] but so many have been discovered that they ran out of Titans, and thus the outer "irregular" moons have been divided into the "Gallic", "Norse" and "Inuit" groups after the sources of their names.
5th May '17 9:12:45 PM karstovich2
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Sixty-two of these, 53 with official names. Technically the rings could be considered conglomerations of millions of moons, but there's only so much space on the Internet. They were originally all named after Titans of the Greek myths, but so many have been discovered that they ran out of Titans, and thus the outer "irregular" moons have been divided into the "Gallic", "Norse" and "Inuit" groups after the sources of their names.

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Sixty-two of these, 53 with official names. Technically the rings could be considered conglomerations of millions of moons, but there's only so much space on the Internet. They were originally all named after Titans of the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myths, myths]], (Saturn being roughly equivalent to the Greek Kronos, king of the Titans) but so many have been discovered that they ran out of Titans, and thus the outer "irregular" moons have been divided into the "Gallic", "Norse" and "Inuit" groups after the sources of their names.
24th May '16 5:29:50 PM AnotherGuy
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Just like the Jovian moon, Enceladus is suspected to hide an ocean of liquid water underneath its surface, due to water vapour eruptions from Enceladus's many cryovolcanic vents. This was confirmed in September 2015 when it was determined that Enceladus's surface was shifting significantly relative to its interior, and have concluded its hypothetical subsurface ocean is global. ''Cassini'' flew through and found evidence of complex organic molecules--a '''possible''' marker for life. By virtue of being covered with ice, it is the most reflective object in the Solar System. Enceladus is smaller than [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter Europa]] and has almost no surface gravity, which is why streams of water and steam bursting from cracks in the ice become long, impressive plumes.

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Just like the Jovian moon, Enceladus is suspected to hide an ocean of liquid water underneath its surface, due to water vapour eruptions from Enceladus's many cryovolcanic vents. This was confirmed in September 2015 when it was determined that Enceladus's surface was shifting significantly relative to its interior, and have concluded its hypothetical subsurface ocean is global. ''Cassini'' flew through and found evidence of complex organic molecules--a molecules. That, in addition to the discovery that the Enceladan water is ''salty'', makes it a '''possible''' marker for life. By virtue of being covered with ice, it is the most reflective object in the Solar System. Enceladus is smaller than [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter Europa]] and has almost no surface gravity, which is why streams of water and steam bursting from cracks in the ice become long, impressive plumes.
6th Apr '16 1:41:31 PM RainbowPhoenix
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Like Mimas, Tethys also has a very big crater called Odysseus, which is 400 km in diameter (or approximately 2/5 of Tethys's). It is much shallower than Mimas's Herschel though. Two smaller, irregular, "Trojan" moons, Telesto and Calypso, also share the same orbit around {{UsefulNotes/Saturn}} as Tethys.

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Like Mimas, Tethys also has a very big crater called Odysseus, which is 400 km in diameter (or approximately 2/5 of Tethys's). It is much shallower than Mimas's Herschel though. Two smaller, irregular, "Trojan" moons, Telesto and Calypso, also share the same orbit around {{UsefulNotes/Saturn}} as Tethys.
Tethys. Also like Mimas, a thermal map of Tethys shows Packman.
18th Dec '15 3:47:47 AM pittsburghmuggle
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!![[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter Europa]] Too: Enceladus

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!![[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter Europa]] Too: Two: Enceladus
3rd Dec '15 4:32:50 PM ScorpiusOB1
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A small irregular moon (smaller than Mimas) shaped and colored like a sponge. Hyperion is notable for being the only moon in the solar system to have a "chaotic rotation", meaning it lacks poles (no, not the Central European kind) or a stable axis of rotation. This essentially makes Hyperion's orientation in space unpredictable. A very hyperactive moon, indeed.

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A small irregular moon (smaller than Mimas) shaped and colored like a sponge. Hyperion is notable for being the only moon in the solar system to have a "chaotic rotation", rotation"[[note]]At least until the ''New Horizons'' probe discovered the same happens with four of the five moons of Pluto[[/note]], meaning it lacks poles (no, not the Central European kind) or a stable axis of rotation. This essentially makes Hyperion's orientation in space unpredictable. A very hyperactive moon, indeed.
24th Sep '15 7:52:44 AM Kitch
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Just like the Jovian moon, Enceladus is suspected to hide an ocean of liquid water underneath its surface, due to water vapour eruptions from Enceladus's many cryovolcanic vents. This was confirmed in September 2015 when it was determined that Enceladus's surface was shifting significantly relative to its interior. ''Cassini'' flew through and found evidence of complex organic molecules--a '''possible''' marker for life. By virtue of being covered with ice, it is the most reflective object in the Solar System. Enceladus is smaller than [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter Europa]] and has almost no surface gravity, which is why streams of water and steam bursting from cracks in the ice become long, impressive plumes.

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Just like the Jovian moon, Enceladus is suspected to hide an ocean of liquid water underneath its surface, due to water vapour eruptions from Enceladus's many cryovolcanic vents. This was confirmed in September 2015 when it was determined that Enceladus's surface was shifting significantly relative to its interior.interior, and have concluded its hypothetical subsurface ocean is global. ''Cassini'' flew through and found evidence of complex organic molecules--a '''possible''' marker for life. By virtue of being covered with ice, it is the most reflective object in the Solar System. Enceladus is smaller than [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter Europa]] and has almost no surface gravity, which is why streams of water and steam bursting from cracks in the ice become long, impressive plumes.
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