Saturn’s moon Mimas may be a ‘stealth’ ocean world

The icy Saturn moon Mimas may be a “stealth” ocean world, according to new research.

MimasSmall and internal Sat’s major moons are believed to generate just the right amount of heat to support a surface ocean of liquid water. Recent simulations of the Moon’s Herschel impact basin—the most striking feature on its highly cratered surface—support the existence of a geologically young interior ocean surrounded by a thin ice sheet, with a lack of tectonics on Mimas. A statement (opens in new tab) From the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas.


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