Saturn’s Strangely Warm Moon Additional Information

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You can learn more about Cassini observations of Enceladus at and

For information about Enceladus, go to

Cowen, Ron. 2006. Moon spray. Science News 169(Jan. 7):13. Available at

Sohn, Emily. 2006. A moon’s icy spray. Science News for Kids (Jan. 11). Available at

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Books recommended by SearchIt!Science:

Exploring Saturn— Dan Bortolotti

Published by Firefly Books, 2003.

“Saturn may be a cold, faraway ball of gas, but its beauty has made it a unique part of our world.” This book’s color photos, diagrams, and illustrations convey the beauty of the sixth planet from the sun, while the text explores many fascinating facets of the ringed planet. Learn about Saturn’s composition, rings, and moons; and find out how scientists measure planetary distances. While the book gives a comprehensive history of how scientists through the ages have explored Saturn’s mysteries, it also devotes much attention to the Cassini-Huygens mission, which will observe and explore Saturn until 2008. The book includes resources for more information as well as charts of the ring system and Saturn’s satellites.

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Power Words

ammonia A clear gas that is lighter than air and has a very strong odor. Ammonia is used as a fertilizer and as a cooling substance in refrigerators. It is made of hydrogen and nitrogen.

infrared light Electromagnetic radiation that is invisible and has wavelengths that are longer than those of visible light but shorter than those of microwaves. All objects absorb and give off infrared light.


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