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Saturn Moon Could Be Hospitable To Life

February 24th, 2010 02:08 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

shmG writes to share that recent imagery from Saturn’s moon Enceladus indicate that it may be hospitable to life. “NASA said on Tuesday that a flyby of planet’s Enceladus moon showed small jets of water spewing from the southern hemisphere, while infrared mapping of the surface revealed temperatures warmer than previously expected. ‘The huge amount of heat pouring out of the tiger stripe fractures may be enough to melt the ice underground,’ said John Spencer, a composite infrared spectrometer team member based at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colo. ‘Results like this make Enceladus one of the most exciting places we’ve found in the solar system.’”

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