Enceladus Could Be Bursting with Evidence of Life

Saturn’s 502km-diameter icy moon Enceladus has fascinated scientists since it was first seen up close by NASA’s Voyager probes in the 1980s. The moon is venting plumes of ice particles into space including traces of methane, carbon and simple organic compounds – making it a good candidate for harboring life.

Now laboratory experiments suggest that chemical reactions between the water of Enceladus’s internal ocean and its rocky core are likely to provide enough energy in the water to feed

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