Monthly Archives: October 2016

Saturn’s moon Dione harbors a subsurface ocean

Subsurface Ocean under the Crust of Saturns Moon Dione. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Subsurface Ocean under the Crust of Saturns Moon Dione. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

A subsurface ocean lies deep within Saturn’s moon Dione, according to new data from the Cassini mission to Saturn. Two other moons of Saturn, Titan and Enceladus, are already known to hide global oceans beneath their icy crusts, but a new study suggests an ocean exists on Dione as well. Read more

Australias indigenous rock art revealed by researchers

indigenous rockart in australias kimberley region

Over 30’000 rock art depictions have been documented. Picture: The Guardian

A world-first survey of more than 250 rock art sites in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has documented more than 30,000 images and will help researchers answer some of the biggest questions about human migration. The sites feature a number of the haunting, elongated human forms known as Gwion figures. Read more Picture-Gallery (The Guardian)