Tides of Titan Reveal Undergroud Ocean

Saturn’s largest moon Titan may have a huge subsurface ocean according to new data from NASA’s Cassini  spacecraft.
"Saturn’s gravity is generating tidal forces, tugging and stretching Titan, just as (to a lesser extent) the Moon raises tides on Earth," says Cassini scientist Dr Sami Asmar from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
"By monitoring how much Titan is deforming, we can start to draw conclusions about the composition of its interior."
Read More via ABC Science


Image credit: A. Tavani

Tides of Titan Reveal Undergroud Ocean

Saturn’s largest moon Titan may have a huge subsurface ocean according to new data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

"Saturn’s gravity is generating tidal forces, tugging and stretching Titan, just as (to a lesser extent) the Moon raises tides on Earth," says Cassini scientist Dr Sami Asmar from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

"By monitoring how much Titan is deforming, we can start to draw conclusions about the composition of its interior."

Read More via ABC Science

Image credit: A. Tavani

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