Enceladus

noun
En·​cel·​a·​dus | \ en-ˈse-lə-dəs How to pronounce Enceladus (audio) \

Definition of Enceladus

astronomy
: the sixth largest satellite of Saturn that has a diameter of approximately 310 miles (500 km) and is characterized by geological activity and the presence of liquid water Images revealed a terrain of faults, folds, and ridges devoid of craters, further evidence that Enceladus is one of the most geologically active places in the solar system.— Ron Cowen, Science News, 6 May 2006

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“Enceladus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Enceladus. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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