Saturn's Icy Moon Enceladus Is Hot Spot For Searching For Alien Life

March 13, 2015 9:11 AM

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Thanks to observations by Cassini, further research has been done on Enceladus, showing one of Saturn’s moons may have the potential to support life.(Photo : Kevin Gill | Flickr)

Researchers have discovered that Saturn's icy moon Enceladus features hot springs, hinting that its subsurface ocean has a temperature near boiling point. This represents the first evidence that active hydrothermal vents exist beyond the Earth's oceans, suggesting that conditions similar to those th...

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