Saturn’s moon Enceladus is one of the most captivating objects in our solar system. A recent study has explained the weird physics behind Enceladus’ curious tiger stripes. Researchers used a new technique to determine how the stripes form and how they remain in place for so long. Researchers reveal when the first crack formed, the ice shell becomes weakened and bends the ice plates parallel to the crack. The ice shell cracks again when it experiences strong bending force and forms the stripes. Researchers are considering these findings important in understanding the evolution of plants and space exploration.
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