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Diagram of potential liquid oceans between Enceladus' rocky core and icy surface. (NASA) 1

NASA: Ocean Possibly Discovered Inside Saturn Moon Enceladus

NASA: Ocean Possibly Discovered Inside Saturn Moon Enceladus In a press release this Tuesday, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the high likelihood that there might be an ancient ocean lurking inside of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus. The finding, they said, “implies the fine spray of water vapor, icy particles and simple organic molecules Cassini has observed coming from fractures near the moon’s south pole is being fed by this vast liquid water reservoir.” What tipped off researchers to this notion was the observation that Enceladus has a very slight wobble. By their estimates, this would not be the kind of behavior observed...