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Enceladus

Line breaks: En¦cela|dus
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈsɛlədəs
 
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Astronomy

Definition of Enceladus in English:

A satellite of Saturn, the eighth closest to the planet and probably composed mainly of ice, discovered by W. Herschel in 1789 (diameter 500 km).

Origin

named after a Greek mythological giant killed by Athene.

Words that rhyme with Enceladus

Aldous • Judasexodus

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