Showing posts from June, 2012

NASA'S Cassini Finds Probable Subsurface Ocean on Saturn Moon

Source:  Jia-Rui C. Cook,  NASA News RELEASE: 12-218    Excerpt: Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have revealed Saturn's moon Titan likely harbors a layer of liquid water under its ice shell. …"Cassini's detection of large tides on Titan leads to the almost inescapable conclusion that there is a hidden ocean at depth," said Luciano Iess, … Cassini team member at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. "The search for water is an important goal in solar system exploration, and now we've spotted another place where it is abundant."

NASA Spacecraft Reveals Ice Content in Moon Crater

Source:   Nancy Neal-Jones / Bill Steigerwald,    NASA Release 12-208  Excerpt: NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has returned data that indicate ice may make up as much as 22 percent of the surface material in a crater located on the moon's south pole. ….