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Tag: Enceladus (Moon)

Hydrogen found in plumes on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Science Magazine explains the importance of finding hydrogen in the plumes of Enceladus. It is a sign of ongoing reactions on the floor of a probable subsurface alien sea and such chemistry provides energy for microbial life on Earth.  

NASA: Ingredients for Life at Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

The spacecraft Cassini is on its last legs, but that doesn’t hinder it from making one last effort, providing us with some very interesting data about Saturns moon Enceladus. The spacecraft discovered hydrogen in the plume of gas and icy particles spraying from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The discovery means the small, icy moon — which …

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TED: 3 moons and a planet that could have alien life | James Green

Is there life beyond Earth in the solar system? NASA director of planetary science James Green says we don’t know yet, but that we’re “hot on the pursuit” and will answer that question in 10 years. It’s all about the ingredients needed for life: liquid water, energy and organic material. So when we look out …

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: NASA to Sample Alien Ocean

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will sample an extraterrestrial ocean on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it flies directly through a plume of icy spray coming from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The agency held a news teleconference to discuss plans for and anticipated science results from the historic flyby. The teleconference participants are: — Curt Niebur, Cassini program scientist …

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NASA JPL: Deep Dive into Enceladus Plume

On Oct. 28, 2015, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will take the deepest dive ever through the plume of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Scientists hope this close flyby will shed light on what’s happening beneath the moon’s icy surface. With a global ocean and likely hydrothermal activity, could Enceladus have the ingredients needed to support simple forms of …

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Nathalie Cabrol: Planetary Lake Lander

SETI talks presents Nathalie Cabrol who talks about the potential of life Beyond Earth in the wake of the discovery of life in Lake Vida, one several sub-glacial lakes at Antarctica. The investigation of the sub-glacial lakes continues and we have previously written about Lake Vida.