How Saturn’s tiger moon got its stripes | New Scientist


Here is the story of how Saturn’s geyser moon got its stripes. Once upon a time, in the blackness of space, there lived a giant gas ball known for his vanity. Unlike most of the other denizens of the solar system, mighty Saturn wore great big rings of ice that glittered for all to see.

Presently Saturn laid eyes on a small moon called Enceladus, who danced around him in an elongated path. Enceladus wore a bright coat of ice that covered her body and dazzled all who beheld her. Saturn grew jealous of the shining moon, and decided to remind Enceladus who was boss. The great big planet reached out and squeezed her.

Read the rest of Enceladus’ brave tale via Astrophile: How Saturn’s tiger moon got its stripes – space – 31 July 2013 – New Scientist.

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