Circular and elliptical features on the surface of → Europa with diameters ranging from 10 to 100 km. Many are domes that seem to have been pushed up from below. These domes might have been formed by warm water rising between the cold ices of the outer crust, in a scenario recalling the → magma chambers on Earth.
From L. lenticula "freckle," diminutive of lens (genitive lentis) "lentil," → lens.
kahkešân-e adasvâr (#)
Fr.: galaxie lenticulaire
A lens-shaped galaxy, which is an enormous grouping of old stars with very little internal structure.