May 6, 2023

Turns out Uranus might be swarmed by deep ocean worlds

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Some of Uranus’ moons likely have deep oceans lurking beneath their ice-capped surfaces, a new study by NASA shows.

Two of them, Titania and Oberon, may even have water warm enough to support life.

Scientists have recently pored through decades-old information collected by the veteran Voyager 2 spacecraft, which flew by Uranus in 1986 during its extended space mission. Armed with new computer modeling techniques, researchers reanalyzed the data and concluded four of the ice giant’s 27 moons (opens in a new tab) probably have liquid water sandwiched between their cores and crusts.

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