Titan, Saturn’s moon has an ice thickness of 200 kilometers

December 4, 2012

A study by Stanford University, ‘The ice sheet that covers the largest moon of Saturn, Titan, has twice the thickness than previously thought. Specifically, the icy shell could have about 200 kilometers thick, with variations in places’.

Scientists suspected for a long time, that ‘a vast ocean of liquid water beneath the crust of the satellite’.

New research suggests that internally heat, which keeps the ocean without freezing depends much more on the interactions with Saturn and other moons.

Howard Zebker, author of the study, which was presented at the Conference of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) said, “These data were obtained after studying the topography of Titan and thanks to new technologies, could improve measurements radar of the moon’s surface and gravity measurements, for the new analysis.”

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