The orientations of some tectonic features on Saturn's moon Enceladus are clearly influenced by the presence of impact craters. We have identified 23 craters that show clear indications of altering the directions of tectonic fractures. All are located at low- to mid- latitudes on the anti-Saturn hemisphere in the cratered terrain. We have identified the directions of the fractures outside and inside the craters. The measurements of the angles between the original orientation of the fractures and their new direction provide insight into the stress regime on the moon.
AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts #38
- Pub Date:
- September 2006