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Scientists discover subsurface ocean on Dione

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Scientists discover subsurface ocean on Dione
New research has suggested that another of Saturn’s moons is home to a subsurface ocean of liquid water.
The search for life within our own solar system has always centered around the search for liquid water and now Dione, one of the moons of Saturn, appears to have joined the ranks as one of a growing number of nearby worlds believed to be hiding an entire ocean beneath its surface.

Back in 2013, data returned by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft suggested that, based on Dione’s topography, a subsurface ocean had cracked its icy crust at some point in the distant past.

Now however, researchers from the Royal Observatory of Belgium have used new computer modelling techniques to reveal that this ancient ocean may actually still be there today. – See more at: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/299544/scientists-discover-subsurface-ocean-on-dione#sthash.ib3S3ozE.dpuf