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Fraser
2006-Jun-02, 03:25 AM
SUMMARY: Saturn's moon Enceladus has a strange hot spot at its southern pole; a region that should be one of its coldest places. Scientists think that warm material inside the moon created an instability. The moon eventually rolled over, repositioning the spot at its southern pole. Other bodies in the Solar System, such as Uranus' moon Miranda, have probably undergone similar rolls in the past.

View full article (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/enceladus_roll_over.html)
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iantresman
2006-Jun-02, 10:28 AM
This begs lots of questions.

If the moon rolled over, why would there have been a hot spot elsewhere?
Why only one hot spot? The equatorial zone would have been a band around the circumference.

This reminds me of Charles Hapgood's "crustal displacement theory (http://www.crystalinks.com/crustal.html)". Alas, despite the apparent similarities, forum rules prevent discussion of this Against the Mainstream idea.

Regards,
Ian Tresman

altizar
2006-Jun-02, 02:48 PM
My Question would be What evidence do they have that supports that the "Hotspot" formed someplace else other than the Southpole originally?

Which is easier to happen, The moon flipped or the Hotspot formed at the SouthPole.