Tectonics - Tectonics Voyager 2 found several types of...

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Tectonics Voyager 2 found several types of tectonic features on Enceladus, including troughs , scarps, and belts of grooves and ridges . [29] Recent results from Cassini suggest that tectonism is the dominant deformation style on Enceladus. One of the more dramatic types of tectonic features found on Enceladus are rifts. These canyons can be up to 200 km long, 5–10 km wide, and one km deep. Figure 7 shows a typical large fracture on Enceladus cutting across older, tectonically deformed terrain. Another example can be seen running along the bottom of the frame in Figure 8. Such features appear relatively young, as they cut across other tectonic features and have sharp topographic relief with prominent outcrops along the cliff faces. Figure 7: View of Enceladus's Europa -like surface with the Labtayt Sulci fractures at center and the Ebony (left) and Cufa dorsa at lower left; imaged by Cassini on 17 February 2005 Figure 8: Cassini false-color view of Enceladus's surface, showing several
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