Enceladus: A New Enigma in our Solar System

Space Sciences

Date : Jul., 2021

Source : ScienceAlert

The Cassini-Huygens probe, circling Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons, made an unexpected discovery by spotting big amount of methane in the plumes belching from the interior of Enceladus. Because no known process can be pumping out the amount of methane observed spewing, scientists concluded that either it is an unknown geochemical process or . . . it could be biological in origin.

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Organic Compounds Discovered on one of Saturn’s Moon

Space Science, Biology

Source : NASA

Date : Oct 2019

Analysis of ejected material from Enceladus, one of Saturn’s Moon, has identified nitrogen and oxygen-bearing compounds. These components are identical with the ones which produces amino-acids, through chemical reactions. Amino-acids are considered as building blocks of life on Earth.


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