NASA researchers believe that Titan harbours an extensive subterranean layer of liquid water.
New data from the Cassini spacecraft suggests that Titan is not comprised entirely of solid rock but that there exists an underground ocean of liquid water below the icy surface. The Saturnian moon has long intrigued scientists due to its thick atmosphere, methane oceans and alien-like landscapes.
"Cassini's detection of large tides on Titan leads to the almost inescapable conclusion that there is a hidden ocean at depth," said lead author Luciano Iess. "The search for water is an important goal in solar system exploration, and now we've spotted another place where it is abundant."
"Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have revealed Saturn's moon Titan likely harbors a layer of liquid water under its ice shell."
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