Thursday, March 09, 2006

This is very cool. There's a new possible site for life in our solar system. Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft indicates Saturn's moon Enceladus has liquid water on it. Combined with the detection of CO2, methane, and propane on the moon scientists say this means organic life as we know it could exist on Enceladus. Just don't expect it to be a little green man. Rather if life exists there it will probably be like the organisms that live deep in Earth's oceans near geothermal vents. Still, if life is found elsewhere in our solar system this will be the first evidence life exists elsewhere besides Earth.

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