Friday, 13 March 2015

Saturnian moon may have deep-ocean vents that harbor life

In science, it's often the case that solving one mystery just raises more questions. Take Saturn's moon Enceladus. For almost a decade, scientists have been puzzled by the gossamer plumes that waft up from its surface. Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft now indicates that these may might be due to present-day hydrothermal activity in the vast ocean beneath the crust of the frozen moon, raising the possibility that Enceladus may harbor life... Continue Reading Saturnian moon may have deep-ocean vents that harbor life

Section: Space

Tags: Cassini, Methane, NASA, Saturn, Solar System, Spacecraft, Thermal

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