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Is There Life on Enceladus?

Scientists discover evidence for the key ingredients for life on Saturn's moon Enceladus.
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NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn made surprising discoveries about Enceladus, one of Saturn's 62 moons. Carolyn Porco, leader of the Cassini mission's science imaging team, describes some of the features Cassini observed on this icy moon, including a series of large cracks named "tiger stripes," through which jets of frozen vapor shoot upward into space. She believes this frozen moon may be the best candidate to harbor life beyond Earth.

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