Gorgeous

Don’t miss this beautiful image of Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, as taken by the Cassini space probe. Enceladus is described by NASA as a “puzzling ice world” of “softened craters and complex, fractured terrains”.

More significantly, a project scientist quoted in a NASA press release points out that:

Deep inside Enceladus, our model indicates we’ve got an organic brew, a heat source and liquid water, all key ingredients for life.

So it’s probably safe to say we’ll be hearing more about Enceladus in future, as it joins Europa as a prime candidate for extraterrestrial life in the solar system.

HT: Joel at the BHT.

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