8 nov. 2017

Enceladus' Subsurface Ocean has Existed for Billions of Years -- Long Enough for Life to Evolve

Ever since a massive subsurface ocean was discovered under the ice on Saturn's moon Enceladus, scientists have sought to uncover the reason behind the existence of liquid water on a world that should be frozen solid. However, a new study not only illustrates what may be the mechanism behind the presence of Enceladus' liquid water, but also that the process has been going on for billions of years -- more than long enough for life to gain a foothold there.

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