Rethinking the Plumes on Enceladus

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Dryson, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Dryson

    Dryson Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 13, 2014

    After reading the article linked above I wonder if a magma plume is trying to force its way through a frozen over section of rocky land under the ice that is covering the surface of Enceladus. If Antarctica were to melt it would drown every coastline in a 215 foot wave. That is a lot of water. Maybe the plume of magma is pushing against a solid rock formation that is then pushing on the ice covering Enceladus causing heat to be generated that then escapes to the surface in the form of the plumes seen by Cassini.