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Water may be on one of Saturn's moons


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (KWWL)--  Scientists say they have found the best evidence yet of an ice volcano on Saturn's giant moon Titan. During a flyby, the international Cassini spacecraft spotted two peaks over 3,000 feet tall and what looked like volcanic flows on Titan.

Results were presented Tuesday at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

Such a volcano may spew ice and hydrocarbons instead of lava. The ice flows would be several hundred degrees warmer than the surface, behaving the same way lava does on earth. The findings are significant because heat and water are two of the essential building blocks for life.

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