NASA has indicated that the Cassini probe may have detected evidence of a sub-surface ocean on Saturn’s moon Dione. Evidence appears to indicate that the crust lifting under the giant Janiculum Dorsa mountain range would have most likely been created in the presence of a warmer conditions indicative of water. The ocean on Dione appears to long since past, but it speaks to how much more water is present in the solar system than we previously thought.
The dry ocean on Dione joins the wet Saturnian moons of Enceladus and Titan and Europa and potentially Ganymede of Jupiter. The more we explore, the more water we find. This is good news for avoiding water-hungry Hollywood aliens that may just rather hang out mining comets, moons, and asteroids instead of coming to bother our pale blue dot.
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The incredible top of Mount Roraima, the 1.8 million year old sandstone plateau. It is also called Roraima Tepui or Cerro Roraima. The geological marvel is one of the oldest formations on Earth, a natural border between Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana in South America. The mountain is part of Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Angel Falls is also part of this beautiful park. Roraima’s highest point is Maverick Rock at 2,810 meters (9,219 feet). For nature and landscape lovers, Mount Roraima is said to have some of the most fascinating hiking trails in the world.
Why are there no dinosaurs on this plateau? Have they read no fiction at all?
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