News tagged with surface ocean

Liquid water near Europa's surface a rarity

(—Europa, the enigmatic moon of Jupiter, is believed to be home to a subsurface ocean of liquid water. However, future missions to explore Europa's ocean may need to dig deep. Research suggests that water does ...

dateSep 25, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Did a Pacific Ocean meteor trigger the Ice Age?

(—When a huge meteor collided with Earth about 2.5 million years ago in the southern Pacific Ocean it not only likely generated a massive tsunami but also may have plunged the world into the Ice Ages, a new study ...

dateSep 19, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Triton: A subsurface ocean?

Neptune's largest moon Triton is most likely a captured Kuiper Belt Object. The capture of icy Triton and the subsequent taming of its orbit likely led to the formation of a subsurface ocean through tidal heating. New research ...

dateSep 06, 2012 in Space Exploration
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