Scientists find evidence of secret ocean on Saturn’s moon Mimas
- A team of Scientists at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in the US have discovered an underground ocean buried beneath the surface of the ‘Death Star’-like moon of Saturn, named Mimas.
- The new discovery would help the scientists in better understanding Saturn’s rings and pave the way for further investigation towards possible signs of life on the planet.
- If the discovery turns out to be true, Mimas ocean will represent a new class of small, ‘stealth’ ocean worlds.
- This report was published recently in the journal Icarus.
Points to remember:
- Mimas is a moon of which planet?