- Broida 1640
Lee DuBuridge Professor of Astrophysics and Planetary, Caltech
Saturn's satellite Enceladus displays a bewildering array of thermal activity due to tidal heating associated with its 2:1 mean motion resonance with Dione.
I will address the following questions:
Why is this activity centered around the South Pole?
How did the fractures that cross this region form?
Is Enceladus in a steady-state?
What have we learned about the interior of Saturn?