Enceladus

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A crescent moon shines above Saturn’s distinctive rings in a newly-released photo from NASA.

Saturn’s small, icy moon Enceladus looks like a sliver against the blackness of space in the photo taken by the Cassini spacecraft when the probe, charged with exploring Saturn and its moons, flew about 630,000 miles from Enceladus in July 2015.

Some scientists have long-thought that Enceladus might actually be one of the bodies in the solar system most likely to have the conditions to support microbial life. Recently, researchers have confirmed that Enceladus actually plays host to a global ocean of liquid water beneath its icy shell, a possible place where life could thrive. Read more…

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