Titan’s Ocean Might Be as Salty as the Dead Sea, Study

July 8, 2014 1:08 PM

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Titan’s Ocean Might Be as Salty as the Dead Sea, Study

The subsurface ocean inside Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, could be as salty as any body of water here on Earth, a new study reports.

Gravity data collected by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft suggest that Titan’s ocean must have an extremely high density. Salt water has a higher density than fresh water because the presence of salt adds more mass to a given amount of water.

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