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Title: Enceladus Orbiter
Primary Author: John Spencer
Institution: Southwest Research Institute
Date: May 1, 2010
Summary: The Enceladus Orbiter (EO) mission would explore Saturn''s moon Enceladus, investigating the following in order of priority:
-The nature of Enceladus''s cryovolcanic activity
-The internal structure and chemistry of Enceladus
-The geology of Enceladus
-The interaction of Enceladus with the Saturn system
-The surfaces and interiors of Saturn''s moons Rhea, Dione and Tethys
-Preparation for potential future landing on Enceladus
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