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As With Earth - Titan Has Water!

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As With Earth - Titan Has Water!

PostMon Feb 04, 2019 4:21 am

Saturn's moon Titan is perhaps the most famous among the gas giant's
many satellites. The moon had become known for its hydrocarbon snow
and methane lakes, but the Cassini also found that it has an ocean
just like Earth. Unlike the ones in our planet, however, Titan's
subsurface ocean is extremely salty and has water comparable to that
found in the Dead Sea.
Water World
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"This is an extremely salty ocean by Earth standards," study lead
author Giuseppe Mitri of the University of Nantes in France said in
a statement. "Knowing this may change the way we view this ocean as
a possible abode for present-day life, but conditions might have
been very different there in the past."
New Caucasian Frontier?
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Back in 2006, the Huygens probe aboard the Cassini found evidence
that Saturn's moon Titan had methane rain. A photo of Titan's poles
showed the weather at the surface. It was also discovered that methane
drizzles on the moon every day and temperatures could drop to minus
300 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 184 degrees Celsius).
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