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

Saturn’s icy moon Mimas may be a “hidden” ocean world, according to new research.

Mimasthe smallest and innermost SaturnThe main moons are believed to generate enough heat to support a subsurface ocean of liquid water. Recent simulations of the moon’s Herschel Basin—the most striking feature on its hard crater surface—support the existence of a geologically young interior ocean surrounded by a thin ice sheet, along with its tectonic absence from Mimas. message (opens in new tab) from the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas.


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