Where else in our solar system is there water? How are oceans in outer space different than ours?
Cassini Finds Global Ocean in Saturn’s Moon Enceladus
“Researchers found the magnitude of the moon’s very slight wobble, as it orbits Saturn, can only be accounted for if its outer ice shell is not frozen solid to its interior, meaning a global ocean must be present.”
Does Jupiter’s Moon Europa Have a Subsurface Ocean? Here’s What We Know
“NASA will hold a briefing today (Sept. 26) on new findings about “activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa.” Jupiter’s moon Europa is often touted as a possible abode for life, because of the potential liquid water ocean beneath its icy surface. But how much do we know about Europa, really?”
Evidence Mounts for Ocean on Jupiter’s Moon Europa
“Some of the longest linear features did not fit predicted patterns of fractures that should be created by tides as Europa orbits Jupiter. Instead, the patterns matched what would happen if Europa’s surface could move independently, without being locked to the interior, such as what would happen if a layer of liquid or slightly warmer ice existed between the crust and the deep interior, NASA said.”
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