Nasa announces one of Saturn’s moons could support alien life in our solar system
Molecular hydrogen, as found on Enceladus, is one of the essential parts of life on Earth
There might be alien life in our own solar system, Nasa has announced.
All of the necessary things to support life have been found on one of the moons that orbits Saturn.
Enceladus has chemicals that when found on Earth tend to indicate life, suggesting that there might be living things might be under its icy shell.
Scientists have long thought of Enceladus as one of the prime candidates for life within our solar system or anywhere else nearby, in large part because it is a planetary body with an ocean that covers its entire surface. But the new research gives the best look yet at that moon, showing that it has a chemical energy source capable of supporting life.