Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Possibly Houses a Warm Subsurface Ocean

March 16, 2015 12:39 PM

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The sixth largest moon of Saturn, Enceladus, has revealed something interesting to the scientists. According to the information obtained from Cassini mission, set by NASA and University of Colorado Boulder, there is a possibility that Enceladus houses a warm subsurface ocean. Scientists have been looking for the presence of water in planets, moon and other celestial objects which could support life. The lead researcher of Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Sean Hsu explained that surprising composition and conditions of Enceladus suggest that it has the ability to support alien life.

The conclusion was reached after collecting grains of rock from the moon. The researchers tested the rocks to determine its contents which helped them to understand their behavior. After analyzing the grains of rock, a strong association with the hydrothermal activity occurring underneath the icy su...

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