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Probe Detects Southern Sea Under Ice on Saturnian Moon Enceladus

NASA's Cassini orbiter has detected the faint signature of a hidden southern ocean beneath the ice of the Saturnian moon Enceladus, confirming past suspicions and sparking fresh speculation about extraterrestrial marine life. "It makes the interior of ...

Vast ocean found beneath ice of Saturn moon

At the very least, it's a regional sea some 25 miles deep under miles-thick ice. On Earth, it would stretch from our South Pole up to New Zealand — at the very least. Cassini's rudimentary instruments also cannot determine whether the moon's ocean ...

Possible ice volcano spied on giant Saturn moon

Astronomers have announced the discovery of a potential new ice volcano on Saturn's moon Titan. Named Sotra, the volcano is more than 3,000 feet (1 kilometer) tall and has a 1-mile-deep (1.2-kilometer) pit alongside it. Surrounded by giant sand dunes ...

Prospect of moon ice spurs excitement

That outlook is gaining momentum via a wealth of new scientific measurements gleaned by an international armada of moon-orbiting scientific scouts, including a report last week that craters near the lunar poles, always in shadow, may harbor water ice.

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Ice on the Moon - NASA

Updated April. 10, 2014

On 5 March 1998 it was announced that data returned by the Lunar Prospector spacecraft indicated that water ice might be present at both the north and south lunar ...

Lunar water - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 10, 2014

Lunar water is water that is present on the Moon. Liquid water cannot persist at the Moon's surface, and water vapour is decomposed by sunlight, with ...

NASA - NASA Radar Finds Ice Deposits at Moon's North Pole

Updated April. 8, 2014

Using data from a NASA radar that flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have detected ice deposits near the moon's north pole.

The Space Review: Ice on the Moon (page 1)

Updated April. 6, 2014

Ice on the Moon A review of the lunar polar ice controversy, how it will be resolved, and what it means to our return to the Moon by Paul Spudis