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.