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How a cosmic 'hit and run' flipped Saturn's moon - Futurity: Research News

Enceladus, a large and icy oceanic moon of Saturn, appears to have tipped away from its original axis by about 55 degrees. “We found a chain of low areas, or basins, that trace a belt across the moon's surface that we believe are the fossil remnants of ...and more »

In a cosmic hit-and-run, icy Saturn moon may have flipped - Science Daily

Date: May 31, 2017; Source: Cornell University; Summary: Enceladus -- a large icy, oceanic moon of Saturn -- may have flipped, the possible victim of an out-of-this-world wallop. While combing through data collected by NASA's Cassini mission during ...and more »

Asteroid Collision May Have Tipped Saturn's Moon Enceladus -

Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn that could host life, may have tipped over long ago. NASA's Cassini orbiter, which has been studying Saturn and its many moons up close since the probe arrived in 2004, has found evidence that Enceladus' axis of ...and more »

NASA boffins find an explanation for Saturn's wonky moon - The Register

Enceladus, Saturn's watery moon, may have been tipped on its axis after being battered with an asteroid, new evidence reveals. NASA's Cassini mission may be entering its Grand Finale stage, but the data collected is still a treasure trove for discovery.and more »

Cassini survives closest brush with Saturn's inner ring - Spaceflight Now

If you would like to see more articles like this please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Spaceflight Now Member. If everyone who enjoys our website helps fund it, we can expand and improve our coverage further.and more »

NASA's Cassini finds Saturn's moon Enceladus may have tipped over - The Indian Express

Saturn's icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus may have tipped over in the distant past possibly due to a collision with a smaller body, such as an asteroid, according to recent research from NASA's Cassini probe. Examining the moon's features, researchers ...and more »

A Wild Origin Story For Saturn's Most Mysterious Moon - Gizmodo

Enceladus is having a moment: ever since NASA announced it had all the basic ingredients to support life, people have become interested in the unusual Saturnian moon. In addition to hiding a warm subterranean ocean beneath its crust, Enceladus ...and more »

Saturn's moon Enceladus may have tipped over - Cosmos

When a planet or a moon or any celestial body is spinning around an axis – the line between its north and south poles – it will tend to stay at it. The axis itself might wander a little, tracing tiny gradual circles in the firmament, but the planet (or ...and more »

Cassini's Finale: What We Are Learning From Saturn's Solstice [Infographic] - Forbes

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft has now completed six out of 22 orbits in its finale. During that time it has learned a lot about Saturn and its moons and will no doubt learn a lot more before it's done. In this past month, Saturn has reached its solstice ...and more »

NASA's Cassini Orbiter Watches as Saturn's Solstice Arrives -

Saturn's solstice — the longest day of summer in the northern hemisphere and the shortest day of winter in the southern hemisphere — arrived this month for the giant planet and its moons. The huge storm churning through the atmosphere in Saturn's ...and more »