Scientists Discover Hot Subsurface Oceans On Saturn's Moon

March 16, 2015 8:43 AM

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Mission scientists of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have spotted another habitable moon in our Solar System: Enceladus. The close analysis of the spacecraft’s observation reveals a mysterious hydrothermal activity underneath its surface. Such kind of chemical reaction usually happens due to high temperature of water. Thus, researchers conclude that Enceladus contain numerous warm subsurface oceans. The discovery is described in detail in the Journal Nature.

New research suggests that Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, may be harboring a warm subsurface ocean. According to experts, that means the moon could be habitable.

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