Enceladus

Enceladus is an Icy moon of Saturn that has geysers at its south pole shooting out liquid water from a lake or ocean below, created by heat from tidal interactions between Saturn’s various moons. These geysers were one of the biggest discoveries of the Cassini spacecraft, now in the last year of its life before it is crashed into Saturn to avoid contaminating the surface of any of these moons with life from Earth. The presence of liquid water already shooting into space makes Enceladus one of the best places in this solar system to hunt for extraterrestrial life – this video clip takes you through the basics of a mission concept that would do exactly that.

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