New research suggests that Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus has warm oceans hiding beneath its icy crust. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute hide caption

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Researchers Think There's A Warm Ocean On Enceladus

A new analysis of particles believed to be from the bottom of oceans inside Enceladus suggests the moon is toasty warm.

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