Thursday, June 25, 2009

Salt water on Saturn moon may indicate underground ocean

NASA's Cassini probe (currently in the midst of a truly remarkable mission to the Saturn system) has detected evidence of sodium in the water vapor streaming from cracks at the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus. (BBC) So? "Liquid water that is in prolonged contact with rock will leach out sodium - in exactly the same way as Earth's oceans have become salty over time."

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.