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enceladus moon ice

Saturn’s icy moon is even more active than we thought

September 21st, 2020

A study of Enceladus images from the Cassini orbiter has revealed new clues as to the age of the ice on different parts of the moon. The moon’s south pole is covered in new ice, which is expected, but its northern hemisphere also has young ice, which was a surprise.  Enceladus is one of the …

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Hubble is still snapping gorgeous images despite its advanced age

July 27th, 2020

The Hubble Space Telescope recently snapped one of the most incredible photos of Saturn ever. The image was captured on July 4th and shows Saturn, its iconic rings, and two of Saturn’s many moons. Hubble is old by NASA standards, but it continues to produce incredible results regardless of its age. The Hubble Space Telescope …

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Russian billionaire wants to beat NASA in the search for alien life, and he’s moving forward with his plan

November 23rd, 2017

If you’ve been paying attention to the scientific search for extraterrestrial life you’ll already know that in recent months the frosty Saturn moon Enceladus is looking mighty tempting. The ice-covered ocean world has a steamy hot center and plenty of life-giving water hidden beneath its thick layer of ice, and researchers have determined that if …

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Saturn’s frosty ocean moon Enceladus might actually support life

November 7th, 2017

Mankind has sent fancy robots and probes to a whole bunch of our nearest planetary neighbors and found nothing to suggest life exists (or ever existed) on them, but if you’ve given up hope that humanity would find extraterrestrial life in our very own Solar System, you might want to rethink that. A new study …