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Mimas, Saturn's 'Death Star' moon, could harbor a secret ocean
Mimas, Saturn's 'Death Star' moon, could harbor a secret ocean

When it comes to Saturn’s moons, water-squirting Enceladus and the hydrocarbon lakes of Titan typically steal the spotlight. But now, scientists think that lesser-known Mimas may be harboring a strange secret of its own. Scientists who studied the ‘Death Star’ moon with NASA’S Cassini spacecraft have discovered a weird wobble in its motions that could mean one of two things: Either Mimas has an oddly elongated core, or it’s hiding an ocean inside its icy body. The findings, described in the journal Science, shed new light on a mysterious but often-overlooked moon that could hold clues to its early formation. Mimas is an icy moon that’s 246 miles wide...

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