Jan 11

A Fizzy Ocean on Enceladus

Source: NASA Science News

A Cassini image of vaporous, icy jets emerging from fissures on Enceladus.
Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI; Mosaic: Emily Lakdawalla

For years researchers have been debating whether Enceladus, a tiny moon floating just outside Saturn's rings, is home to a vast underground ocean. Is it wet--or not? Now, new evidence is tipping the scales. Not only does Enceladus likely have an ocean, that ocean is probably fizzy like a soft drink and could be friendly to microbial life.(read more)

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