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Saturn’s Watery Moon Makes Waves

Enceladus data point to a liquid ocean under the icy crust and hydrothermal vents at the south pole.

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Saturn’s moon Enceladus made waves in 2015 with two dramatic liquid-water-related discoveries, establishing the world as a target of great interest in the search for life. After astronomers analyzed seven years’ worth of Enceladus data from NASA’s Cassini probe, they detected a slight rocking motion in the moon’s rotation, suggesting an outer shell of ice. “That could only be the case if the ice shell was not frozen to the core but separated by a layer of liquid,&rd...
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