Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Cassini Finds Global Ocean in Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Hey Space Placers!

NASA released news today, 9-15-15 that Enceladus, the big moon of Saturn, has a global ocean.


The announcement comes after years of analysis of data collected by the Cassini spacecraft which has been studying the Saturn system for over 10 years. The active jets contain water vapor, icy particles and simple organic molecules.

Additional study will be forthcoming to determine how the ocean remains liquid.

Enceladus joins Jupiter's moon Europa as having a liquid water ocean.

Sky Guy in VA

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