Ocean Worlds News, Articles and Research Papers

Ocean Worlds Are Our Next Home!

Ocean Worlds : an Ocean world is a planet or moon that has water either on it’s surface or beneath it. Scientists consider a planet or moon a Ocean World with an ocean of different fluid, it can be hot or cold lava, or Ammonia. Till now our Earth is only known planet which has liquid water on it’s surface. Several exoplanets have been discovered which are capable of holding liquid water on their surface, but as today we do not have the technology to directly detect liquid surface water on a exoplanet, we can not say for sure that these exoplanets are Ocean Worlds.

All over the world Space enthusiasts, Alien Hunters, Astrobiologists has extreme interest in Ocean worlds because they are the most favorable place where life can start and develop itself. Ocean worlds has the capabilities to develop and sustain life over a long time. 

We have five Ocean worlds in our Solar System other than Earth; They are Titan, Europa, Enceladus, Ganymede and Callisto. Many minor planets in the outer Solar System may have Subsurface Oceans, but we dont have a direct evidence or proof of it. Dione, Pluto, Triton, Ceres, Mimas, Eris and Oberon might concealing a very cold subsurface Oceans in them. 

In this Ocean world News page you will get latest News, Articles and Research Paper on Ocean World. So Please Bookmark it if you want to stay updated for information about Ocean Worlds.

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Nasa will turn it’s Webb Telescope towards Ocean Worlds

Ocean World lovers are excited with this news that NASA will use it’s new Webb Telescope infrared capabilities to study the Europa & Enceladus; the two Ocean wolds out there in sky. it will enhance our knowledge of these icy moons. it will take us beyond from where Galileo and Cassini has left us. it will guide humanity in it’s future missions to these ocean worlds. Read more..


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New Insights into Ocean Worlds

Scientists working on Cassini mission announced that they found evidence of Chemical energy which can feed life on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus, and Hubble scientists found plumes erupting from Jupiter’s Ocean World Europa.  Read complete info here


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Some TRAPPIST-1 planets may be water planets

Earth has only 0.1 percent water of it’s total mass, but two Newly discovered potentially habitable planets  in TRAPPIST-1 system are more than half water by mass.Read full report here


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Is there Essential Chemicals  to Support Life available on Ocean Worlds? 

Only the liquid water or Liquid fluid can not begin or sustain life on Ocean Worlds, you need more  elements like Oxygen, Phosphorus, Nitrogen, Sulfur, Carbon and metals, these are essential for life molecules, as we know them on earth. A new Study from the Harvard Smithsonian Center of Astrophysics focuses on Bioessential elements on Ocean World. Read full study here


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Going to hunt Life on Ocean World ? Take this Instrument with you

Scientists are redesigning the instrument which was developed to search for organic molecules on Mars for Ocean Worlds’s Environment. It can be used on Titan and Europa for Hunt for life.. Read more


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Radio active decay can support life on Ocean Worlds

Radio active decay can support life on Ocean Worlds

Ever thought that radioactive decaying elements can provide energy for life on Ocean Worlds which are far far away from Sun and terribly frozen? your were thinking in right direction as one study published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters examines this possibility for Ocean World Europa. Read complete study


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Ganymede, Titan, Callisto & Europa has more water than our Earth 

Now we can understand from this incredible info-graph and accompanying article from business insider that why scientists call some moons in our solar system Water Worlds, you would be amazed to know that Jupiter’s moon Europa has twice the volume of Earth’s Water and Ganymede the largest moon of Jupiter may have 35 times more water than we have on Earth. Shocked read full study here

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Ocean worlds has more water than Earth

 


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Saturn Moon Dione has a Subsurface Ocean

Saturn’s moon Dione conceals a subsurface ocean

New Data from Cassini shows that Saturn’s Moon Dione has a subsurface ocean, a new study suggests. Royal Observatory of Belgium more details here


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NASA dives into deep ocean near Hawaii for Biochemical Research

Hot springs of Volcano 3000 feet beneath the ocean surface might give valuable lessons for the search for Extraterrestrial Life. NASA & it’s partners are conducting research on Biogeochemicals; SUBESA Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog is the name of the project. it could help to design better mission for ocean planets and Ocean Moons.  Read full story


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How we will detect life in Oceans planets?

Finding the evidence of life in our solar system is not a piece of cake, we have to design Rovers and various instruments which can operate in extreme environments. A Team from MIT with support of NASA is creating an instrument that can perform in-situ test for Life. lets explore how they doing it


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Study on Atmospheres of Water Worlds

Two researchers have calculated the rates of evaporation of water and concluded that ocean exoplanets are likely to loose their water in relatively brief time. read full study here


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Moons may help preserving oceans in Icy Worlds

Orbital dance of moon and it’s planet generate gravitational heat, this heat can extend the life of a ocean in Icy worlds according to new NASA research. This expands the number of locations where we can find life in out solar system. read more


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Scientists makes Hydrothermal vents in lab like one Enceladus might have

Saturn’s Moon Enceladus has an ocean beneath it’s icy surface, there might be hydrothermal vents in the depth of this ocean where it connects with rocky core. This can be the breeding grounds for life molecules.  Scientists now making a Hydrothermal vents in lab to simulate the environment found on Icy World oceans. Explore


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NASA is developing Artificial Intelligence for exploring oceans of other planets

Our future underwater drones and submarines would be able to take their on decisions during exploration missions on ocean worlds like Europa and Titan; NASA is developing A.I. for them, Read full Report here


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How acidic is the Ocean of Enceladus?

Scientists are now trying to find that How acidic is the ocean on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus? We must have answer of this one if we are willing to send a exploration mission on it. 

 

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Close study of Water planets in Habitable Zone Kepler 62e and 62f

Meet the most suitable candidates for a Habitable Zone Water Planets; Kepler 62e and Kepler 62f are part of a 5 planet system orbiting the start Kepler-62. Astronomers revels a closer look in this study of these water planets.


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Saturn Moon Mimas Hides a Liquid Water Ocean below surface

Mimas have a Liquid water ocean behind it’s impact battered face; new data from NASA’s Cassini reveals


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There is Too Much Water in Solar System..Where is life?

In the past we thought that water was a scarce resource, but as we are exploring more and more we are becoming aware that Water is everywhere. Read this informative article.

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Here is a Info Graph about Water Worlds in our Solar System

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