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Underground Ocean on Enceladus Captured by Cassini

New results from the Cassini spacecraft, which has been among Saturn’s moons for the past 10 years, show that Enceladus harbors an ocean of water beneath 18 to 24 miles of ice. Based on their analysis, the researchers suggest that the south-polar region of Enceladus doesn’t have enough mass at its surface to account for the hemisphere’s gravity field, and that something dense beneath the moon’s surface — probably liquid water — must be compensating for it. They propose that a sub-surface ocean, concentrated in the moon’s southern hemisphere, extends to about 50 degrees south latitude. Their findings help to explain the mineral-rich jets of water vapor that were first observed flowing from long, distinctive fractures in the moon’s southern polar region, called tiger stripes, in 2005.

Read more about this research from the 4 April issue of Science here.

[Image courtesy of NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute. Please click here for more information.]

© 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science. All Rights Reserved.

scipak:

Underground Ocean on Enceladus Captured by Cassini

New results from the Cassini spacecraft, which has been among Saturn’s moons for the past 10 years, show that Enceladus harbors an ocean of water beneath 18 to 24 miles of ice. Based on their analysis, the researchers suggest that the south-polar region of Enceladus doesn’t have enough mass at its surface to account for the hemisphere’s gravity field, and that something dense beneath the moon’s surface — probably liquid water — must be compensating for it. They propose that a sub-surface ocean, concentrated in the moon’s southern hemisphere, extends to about 50 degrees south latitude. Their findings help to explain the mineral-rich jets of water vapor that were first observed flowing from long, distinctive fractures in the moon’s southern polar region, called tiger stripes, in 2005.

Read more about this research from the 4 April issue of Science here.

[Image courtesy of NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute. Please click here for more information.]

© 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science. All Rights Reserved.

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Idolomantis Diabolica, common name Devil’s Flower Mantis

ohscience:

Idolomantis Diabolica, common name Devil’s Flower Mantis

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cosmicsyzygy:

I am an English major and yet I don’t think I’ll ever know for sure what to write in the subject line of an email.

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frozendailydose:

dosageofdisney:

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I don’t think anyone was expecting that!

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dosageofdisney:

I was not expecting that!

I don’t think anyone was expecting that!

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No sight so sad as that of a naughty child,” he began, “especially a naughty little girl. Do you know where the wicked go after death?”

"They go to hell," was my ready and orthodox answer.

"And what is hell? Can you tell me that?"

"A pit full of fire."

"And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there for ever?"

"No, sir."

"What must you do to avoid it?"

I deliberated a moment: my answer, when it did come was objectionable: “I must keep in good health and not die.”

"

— Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

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panicsatdiscos:

“no homo,” i whisper, pulling back from the microscope in front of me. the gene is heterozygous. i am a scientist

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merkkultra:

do men have resting bitch faces as well or do they not have negative characteristics ascribed to them for putting on a neutral rather than a deliriously happy facial expression

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fartgallery:

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soloses:

the a in lgbtqa should stand for allies, they deserve the recognition for defeating the axis powers and winning world war 2

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Foods that have the texture of clouds

  • marshmallows
  • the inside of pavlova
  • mashed potatoes
  • Aero
  • cucumber sorbet
  • milk foam
  • meringues
  • choux pastry

starmaps:

careers to consider when I finish uni:

  • girl in 1960s Paris with winged eyeliner and a fringe who sits in cafes and bars and drinks sherry
  • WWII war nurse
  • muse for a late 19th century artist
  • archaeologist in the 30s
  • suffragette
  • background character in a Wodehouse story
  • incorporeal sense of vague dissatisfaction

hmm

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"There’s always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself - whether it’s Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. - because that’s the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else."

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