Saturn's Moon Might Have Water As Salty As The Dead Sea

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One of Saturn’s moons named Titan has what scientists think is a sea of water as salty as the Dead Sea on Earth. According to images taken by NASA’s Cassini space probe, the ocean has a high density, which indicates that the water is full of salts like sulphur, potassium and sodium.

One of Saturn’s moons named Titan has what scientists think is a sea of water as salty as the Dead Sea on Earth.

According to images taken by NASA’s Cassini space probe, the ocean has a high density, which indicates that the water is full of salts like sulphur, potassium and sodium.

Lead researcher of the study, Doctor Giuseppe Mitri from the University of Nantes in France, is quoted as saying: "This is an extremely salty ocean by Earth standards. 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."

Data from the space probe also shows that Titan’s ocean has a layer of ice covering it with varying thicknesses.

Because there is liquid on Titan, and the moon has an atmosphere similar to Earth, experts think it is one of the places where life might have existed at some point.

The tenth anniversary of the Cassini space probe’s arrival to Saturn just passed, during which time it has helped with over three thousand published studies, and a deeper understanding of the ringed planet and its moons.

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