Articles Tagged: Saturn

Saturn’s moon Enceladus is covered in a potentially habitable ocean

Scientists have long suspected that Enceladus, Saturn’s sixth-largest moon, has an ocean sloshing between its rocky core and icy crust. Now NASA scientists say that they’ve confirmed that the ocean covers the entire moon.

NASA Mulling Life-Hunting Mission to Saturn Moon Enceladus

A decade from now, NASA probes could be on their way to explore two potentially life-supporting alien worlds. The agency already plans to launch a spacecraft toward the Jupiter moon Europa in the early to mid-2020s, and it’s mulling a mission to the Saturn satellite Enceladus that would lift off by the end of 2021. Many astrobiologists regard Europa and Enceladus, which are both thought to harbor oceans of liquid water beneath their icy shells, as the solar system’s two best bets to host alien life.

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