Titan Oceans and Mars Salt Deposits

Saturn’s moon Titan may have a deep, hidden ocean according to an article in the journal Science.

Radar images from the Cassini-Huygens mission reinforce predictions that a reservoir of liquid water exists beneath the thick crust of ice.

If confirmed then it could mean that Titan would have two of the key components for life, which are water and organic molecules.

Mars appears to be covered in salt crystals from ancient dried up lakes. A NASA probe has found signs that the southern hemisphere is dusted with chloride mineral, which could be like the common table salt.

The Mars deposits are a good place to search for traces of past life which may be preserved in the salt.

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