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Enceladus' sub-surface ocean

Data from NASA's Cassini satellite has shown that Saturn's moon Enceladus harbours a sub-surface, salty ocean. After multiple flybys of Saturn's moon Enceladus, including one that passed through the plume of material being ejected from the moon, the various instruments on Cassini have given NASA enough information to confidently claim the existence of this ocean, and to speculate that there may even be hydothermal vents on the ocean's floor.

Wed 26 Apr 2017, 11:26 | Tags: news, Habitability, publication, Saturn, ocean, NASA, Cassini, Enceladus, Europa