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Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984
I remember some scientists going on about a probe to melt through the surface of Titan i think it was. It's quite a challenge melting through the ice without contaminating the ocean below.
The water is believed to come from underground reservoirs that are under high pressure. Porco said the venting has probably been going on for at least several thousand years, perhaps indicating a lasting heat source underground.
Scientists generally agree several ingredients are needed for life to emerge, including water in liquid form and a stable heat source.
Cassini found the geysers are mostly made up of water vapor and ice particles with significant amounts of carbon dioxide and trace amounts of methane — all of which probably help to replenish the moon's atmosphere