A Space Carnival (#140) and some new names for Enceladus
This week the Carnival of Space is over at one of my favorite new blogs, Lights in the Dark. Actually it's not so new -- evidently this week marks its first anniversary!
Also, yesterday there were a pile of new names announced for features on Enceladus: Al-Medinah Sulci, Al-Yaman Sulci, Andalús Sulci, Bulak Sulcus, Makran Sulci, Misr Sulci, Shiraz Sulcus, Sind Sulci, Bishangarh Fossae, and Kaukabán Fossae. This is great, because one of those, Bishangarh, is the name of a feature for which I really needed a name a couple weeks ago when I posted about Bernhard Braun's pretty 3D views of Mars and Enceladus.
Image data: NASA / JPL / SSI; 3D model: Bernhard Braun
3D view of an Enceladan landscape
This 3D view of Enceladus is based upon a topographic model calculated using photoclinometry on a single Cassini image of the moon.