Saturn moon may have hidden ocean

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    I have to wonder what evidence supports this notion. Radar images reinforce predictions?

    Just curious as to where these scientists come up with some of this stuff.
     
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    That's a good question. Here's a brief explanation of how radar data is used to infer the existance of a subsurface ocean on Titan:

     
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    Okay. That makes sense. Thanks.
     
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    paging Arthur C Clark. Mr. Clark you've got a frozen ocean below the surface of a moon. Maybe not Europa but...
     
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    Probably also Jupiter's Europa and Ganymede. Perhaps more.
     
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    are you a fan of the 2001 books? It wold blow my mind if we find out someday that Clark was right about more than comsats.
     
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    Dr. Haywood Floyd: "What? What's going to happen?"

    Dave Bowman: "Something wonderful."

    Some of the solar system's moons, at certain subsurface depths, are apparently a soup of water and organic chemicals. We know from studying black smokers, the undersides of glaciers, and elsewhere, that organisms do not necessarily need sun light to thrive. Who knows? Perhaps on moons with oceans, and at sufficient depth where it is warmer, life might have developed. It's going to be fun and exciting to find out. Maybe there is "something wonderful" on those moons.
     
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    I just want to build a bar there I can let customers smoke in.:cool:
     
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    They think it up when they're under the influence of medicinal mescaline. Then they laugh at people who theorize and believe that God exists.
     
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