Porco, C. and the Cassini Imaging Team (2006). "Eyes on Enceladus: Cassini ISS Images Suggest Subterranean Liquid Water and a Complicated Past." American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #38, #15.01I.


Abstract
Examination of images of Enceladus' jets and plume acquired by the Cassini Imaging Science (ISS) experiment suggests the presence of near-surface reservoirs of liquid water that vent through a prominent system of fractures in the south polar region. ISS images also indicate that global-scale patterns of fracture and the distinct morphology of tectonic features near the south pole can best be explained by a change in the moon's shape and/or spin orientation over the course of its evolution. This presentation will offer a brief overview of these results and their implications.