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The hunt for habitable ocean worlds beyond our solar system
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The hunt for habitable ocean worlds beyond our solar system

By Conor Feehly Luongdoo IT LOOKS like there is nothing below the thick, hot clouds we are falling through. But descend a little further and the vista opens up to show an ocean as far as the eye can see. Its surface is steaming, feeding water vapour into the sky. Plunging into the waves, it...

Saturn: Enceladus shown to have all six of the essential elements for life
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Saturn: Enceladus shown to have all six of the essential elements for life

Reanalysis of icy rock grains from a ring of Saturn – fed by ice plumes from its moon Enceladus – has revealed the presence of phosphorus, the only key essential element for life that hadn’t already been spotted Space 21 September 2022 By Alex Wilkins Finding phosphorus means Saturn’s moon Enceladus has now been shown...

Saturn: Enceladus shown to have all six of the essential elements for life
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Saturn: Enceladus shown to have all six of the essential elements for life

Reanalysis of icy rock grains from a ring of Saturn – fed by ice plumes from its moon Enceladus – has revealed the presence of phosphorus, the only key essential element for life that hadn’t already been spotted Space 21 September 2022 By Alex Wilkins Finding phosphorus means Saturn’s moon Enceladus has now been shown...