Potential Life on a Saturn Moon

April 1, 2015 4:31 PM

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Potential Life on a Saturn Moon

Hydrothermal vents on a Saturn moon are so similar to life-ridden hydrothermal vents on Earth, scientists think they may find life up there, says a report in Nature.

In particular, hydrothermal vents in a sub-surface ocean on the Saturn moon Enceladus spew chemicals into Saturn’s rings that are eerily like chemicals spewing from the mid-Atlantic Ocean hydrothermal “Lost City” vents—which in turn are like chemicals, it is thought, from which life on earth origina...

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