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Saturn’s moon Titan’s ocean could be like Dead Sea

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Saturn’s largest moon, Titan/NASA, JPL, Caltech (SSI), U Arizona, G. Mitri, U Nantes

From ScienceDaily:

Researchers found that a relatively high density was required for Titan’s ocean in order to explain the gravity data. This indicates the ocean is probably an extremely salty brine of water mixed with dissolved salts likely composed of sulfur, sodium and potassium. The density indicated for this brine would give the ocean a salt content roughly equal to the saltiest bodies of water on Earth.

“This is an extremely salty ocean by Earth standards,” said the paper’s lead author, Giuseppe Mitri of the University of Nantes in France. “Knowing this may change the way we view this ocean as a possible abode for present-day life, but conditions might have been very different there in the past.”

So the best we could hope for is salty fossils.

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3 Replies to “Saturn’s moon Titan’s ocean could be like Dead Sea

  1. 1
    Andre says:

    Or tuna in brine……

  2. 2
    Jon Garvey says:

    No doubt salty fossil copies of the “Jerusalem Post” too, when the tuna posed for photos.

  3. 3
    johnp says:

    You guys know nothing about evolution. Life there evolved to be adapted to that environment, obviously. DUH!

    (And Darwin and me don’t want to hear that old “question begging” canard either so stuff it!!)

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