About The Author

Michael Efroimsky is an American astronomer of Russian origin. His research interests are in celestial mechanics and relativity. He is working as a Research Scientist at the US Naval Observatory in Washington DC.

Michael Efroimsky is a member of the International Astronomical Union and the American Astronomical Society (AAS). In 2008 - 2009, he served as the Chair of the Division on Dynamical Astronomy of the AAS.

Tidal Dissipation And The History Of The Icy Moons

The icy satellites of the outer solar system pose numerous puzzles, one of which is sometimes referred to as the Mimas-Enceladus paradox (e.g., Czechowski & Witek 2015). This is the question of why some icy bodies (e.g., Mimas, Rhea, Callisto) have stayed cold, while several others (Enceladus, Iapetus, Europa, Ganymede) have undergone intense processing. Of