Titan's Ocean Likely 'as Salty as Dead Sea'

July 8, 2014 6:03 PM

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Titan's Ocean Likely 'as Salty as Dead Sea'

New research casts doubt on the possibility of finding life as we know it on Saturn’s moon, Titan. The giant ocean believed to exist below the moon’s surface has long been thought a place where life could exist.

But gravity and topography data collected during the Cassini spacecraft's repeated flybys of Titan data led to an “improved understanding of the structure of the moon’s outer ice shell” and the ocean below.

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