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Future in Space

NASA should focus on studying saturn in their future missions.

A tiny, ice-encrusted ocean world orbiting Saturn’s moon is called Enceladus.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has found hydrogen molecules in the geysers shooting off Enceladus, scientists announced last week. They think these molecules could be coming from chemical reactions deep in the ocean, and these reactions between water and rock could spark life for microbes-that is, microscopic living creatures.

The moon of Saturn (Enceladus) could possibly sustain life.

A liquid ocean exists beneath the icy surface of Enceladus, clouds of water vapor spray from the cracks on the south pole of the moon.

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This is a good sign to explore Saturn when scientists find a lot of hydrogen. If there’s hydrogen existing, there’s water, also carbon dioxide. This means Enceladus already have the basic elements for organisms to survive.

What if… There’s already lives existing in Enceladus? And we don’t even know.

So far Enceladus is the only planet in the solar system, beside Earth, that could possibly support life. With almost all of the ingredients to grow species, humans can learn more, probably bacterias already existed there.

Even there’s still a long way to go, NASA should start studying Saturn, studying Enceladus, that could possibly hold/will hold signs of life, in the future after all.

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech