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Ocean currents predicted on enceladus – Science Codex

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Buried beneath 20 kilometers of ice, the subsurface ocean of Enceladus–one of Saturn’s moons–appears to be churning with currents akin to those on Earth.
The theory, derived from the shape of Enceladus’s ice shell, challenges the current thinking that the moon’s global ocean is homogenous, apart from some vertical mixing driven by the warmth of the moon’s core.
Enceladus, a tiny frozen ball about 500 kilometers in diameter (about 1/7th the diameter of Earth’s moon), is the sixth largest moon…

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