Ice Volcanoes!

by on Dec.15, 2010, under Articles, Science

Well not on earth. On Titan, one of Saturn’s moons.

Found: New Evidence of Ice Volcanoes on Titan by Andrew Moseman (Discovermagazine.com)

Supposedly these volcanoes actually spew forth ammonia and ice water, rather than lava and rock.

Apparently this phenomena has actually been observed on other icy moons. First time I’ve heard of it. Neat idea huh? I wonder if we’ll find alternate forms of life inside these volcanoes like we did in the lake the other week.

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  • Keystone

    Well Titan has been for some time one of the most likely places in the solar system that life might exist outside of Earth. Well, at least Earth like life. A lot of that has to do with the fact that it has liquid water so you could possibly see deep sea Earth like organisms or bacteria. Not sure if Titan also has a molten core, then we might see some of the thermophiles that exist in the ocean vents on Earth.

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