Saturn Mimas Moon News: It has been said that a hidden ocean exists on Saturn’s moon Mimas. Astronomers have said that this ocean is 20 miles below the surface.
Mimas Moon, the moon of Saturn, located in the Solar System, is covered with ice 20 miles thick. At the same time, now a shocking revelation has come about this moon. Actually, astronomers believe that an ocean is hidden under its thick frozen surface.
The diameter of Mimas Moon is 246 miles and it is such a celestial body, which is round even though it is small. From the photographs and observations of the Moon, there is no sign of the presence of liquid water on it. But simulations from the Southwest Research Institute in Colorado suggest that an ocean may exist in the depths of the Moon.
Measurements made by the NASA Cassini spacecraft in 2014 showed that there may be some degree of water under the surface, but this has not been confirmed so far. Now in a new study, the team traces the size of Mimas and the reason for its formation, to determine whether its internal heat is sufficient to allow water to flow.
The total surface area of Mimas Moon is only slightly less than the size of Spain. The thing to note here is that there is no evidence of any cracks or melting on the surface of the Moon, so that astronomers and scientists can find out its hidden ocean. Alyssa Roden, lead author of this new study, told New Scientist, ‘When we look at a celestial body like Mimas, it looks like a small, cold, dead rock.
Observations made by the Cassini spacecraft showed that the Moon is rotating rapidly. Apart from this, there were also signs of something strange happening under the snow. At that time, researchers suggested that water was present under the surface of the Moon. Because of this, astronomers tried to see how this was possible.
Let us tell you that the Mimas moon was discovered in 1789 by the English astronomer William Herschel through his 40-foot telescope. At the same time, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft flew by it several times in 2014 and sent pictures of the Moon. This is the smallest moon of the planet Saturn.