Tag: Enceladus

Saturn Sings An Eerie Cosmic Tune To Enceladus: Here’s How To Listen To It

Scientists found that Saturn sends plasma waves similar to Earth’s auroras to Enceladus. They converted these waves into a sound that Earthlings can now listen to.

Space July 11, 2018

Bacteria Can Survive The Frigid, Harsh Environment Of Mars

Researchers found that hardy microbes found in Earth’s Arctic regions could possibly survive the extreme Martian climate. The findings raise expectations for the survivability of bacteria in other worlds.

Space July 7, 2018

Ocean World On Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Could Host Life With Newly Discovered Complex Organic Molecules

Heavier organic molecules with more sophisticated compositions were discovered for the first time on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The discovery suggested that the moon can be the most promising host to other life forms beyond Earth.

Space June 28, 2018

NASA Hopes Undersea Volcano Can Give It Clues On How To Find Alien Life In Space

NASA hopes to find clues about life in outer space by diving under Earth's own oceans. Could an underwater volcano give scientists hints about where else life could be in the solar system?

Space June 4, 2018

Alien Life Possibly Producing Methane In Saturn Moon Enceladus

A microbe that thrives in harsh environments on Earth can grow well in conditions similar to the hydrothermal vents on Enceladus' seafloor. They even produced methane, raising possibility that methane detected by Cassini has biological origins.

Space February 28, 2018

Saturn Moon Enceladus Has Warm Ocean Old Enough To Have Evolved Life

Is there alien life on Enceladus? A new study suggests its vast sub-ocean may have a heat source enough to sustain it for billions of years: a long time for possible life-forms to thrive.

Space November 7, 2017

Cassini Spacecraft Beams Back Data After First Of Last 22 Orbits Around Saturn And Fatal Plunge

The Cassini spacecraft is alive and transmitting data. It successfully completed its first of 22 planned passes through the gap between Saturn and its massive ring system on April 26, before its anticipated fatal plunge in September.

Space April 27, 2017

Saturn Moon Enceladus Has Life-Supporting ‘Chemical Energy’: What Does This Mean In The Pursuit Of Earth-Like Life?

NASA has revealed that Saturn’s moon Enceladus, with its frozen ocean and liquid water, might be harboring life. According to Cassini spacecraft data, the presence of hydrogen in the plumes from the icy surface of the moon bolsters this conclusion.

Space April 15, 2017

Saturn's Moon Enceladus 'Tiger Stripes' Show Its Giant Ocean May Hold Alien Life

A new study has found that the southern polar region of Saturn’s ice-covered moon Enceladus is much warmer than expected. The study also states that the subsurface ocean may be closer to the surface than earlier thought to be.

Space March 17, 2017

Ringed Planet In HD: New Images From NASA Cassini Space Showcase Saturn Rings In Incredible Detail

NASA's Cassini probe has sent dazzling up-close images of the planet's icy rings with new details. The images have neatly captured the ring's exterior with prominence to features such as straw and propellers, which were less conspicuous in other images.

Space February 1, 2017

Liquid-Based Analysis Can Improve Chances Of Findings Alien Life On Ocean Worlds

NASA scientists are working on a liquid-based technique to detect signs of alien life on extraterrestrial ocean worlds. How does the capillary electrophoresis method work?

Space January 30, 2017

NASA Cassini Spacecraft Sends First Photos From New Orbit Around Saturn

Cassini Spacecraft, the NASA probe on Saturn, has started sending photos of its ring-grazing orbit mission that started on Nov. 30. The images, according to NASA, show Saturn's northern hemisphere and its outer rings viewed with different spectral filters.

Space December 8, 2016

Geysers On Enceladus Hint Saturn's Moons, Rings Are Cosmic Toddlers

New findings speculated that Saturn's moons and rings may have formed only about 100 million years ago - or younger than when dinosaurs first roamed Earth. They pointed to the ice geysers of Enceladus and their activity to trace the birth of the spectacular rings the giant planet is known for.

Space March 27, 2016

NASA's Cassini Probe To Make Final Flyby Of Saturn Moon Enceladus

The Cassini space probe is about to conduct its final flyby of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus on Saturday at a distance of about 3,106 miles. The NASA-operated spacecraft, however, will continue its observation of the moon but at a greater distance for the duration of its mission in the planet system.

Space December 20, 2015

Geysers On Saturn Moon Enceladus Lose Steam, According To Cassini Data

New data showed that geysers blasting material from the subsurface ocean of Saturn moon Enceladus are having 30 to 50 percent less output. Last Oct. 28, NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its deepest dive through the moon's active icy plume.

Space December 17, 2015

Saturn Moons Enceladus And Tethys Pose In Near-Perfect Alignment

NASA released the latest image taken by the Cassini spacecraft that shows Saturn's two well-known moons, Enceladus and Tethys, in near-perfect alignment. The photograph allows scientists to compare the relative sizes of the two natural satellites.

Space December 15, 2015

Latest Cassini Images Provide A Closer Look At Saturn's 'Geyser Moon' Enceladus

The successful flyby of NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Enceladus has provided the space agency with stunning new images of the moon's southern polar region. Experts believe this location holds evidence to prove the existence of a subterranean ocean deep within the moon's icy crust.

Space October 31, 2015

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Set To Make A Dive Into Enceladus' Icy Plume

The Cassini orbital spacecraft of NASA has started its flyby through icy plumes found erupting from Enceladus's south pole. Scientists believe these formations of frozen particles and ice vapors could help them determine the moon's potential for sustaining life.

Space October 28, 2015

Cassini Spacecraft Set To Fly Past Saturn Moon Enceladus

The quest continues towards new signs of life in the universe. NASA's Cassini spacecraft will fly deep into Enceladus' frosty spray on Oct. 28 to study its frozen ocean chemistry.

Space October 26, 2015

NASA Releases Awesome Photos Of Enceladus North Pole: Moon Of Saturn Boasts Stunning Beauty

NASA has released a number of images of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons, after the Cassini spacecraft performed a close flyby, zooming its camera in to 1,142 miles away from the moon.

Space October 20, 2015

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Captures Close Up Images Of Icy Saturn Moon Enceladus

Saturn's icy moon Enceladus reveals a clawed surface. NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent back the first batch of Enceladus' close up shots.

Space October 16, 2015

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Begins Series Of Flybys Of Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Cassini, NASA's spacecraft in the Saturn system, has launched the first of its three scheduled close approaches of the planet's icy moon Enceladus. Agency scientists hope that these series of flybys will provide them with valuable data regarding the habitability of the natural satellite.

Space October 15, 2015

Long-lived Ocean On Enceladus Hints Possibility For Alien Life

The existence of a global ocean on Encaladus, Saturn's sixth largest moon, raises the possibility that life could evolve or have already evolved in this extraterrestrial world.

Space September 18, 2015

Saturnian Moon Enceladus Hides Global Ocean Under Crust Of Ice

A group of researchers found that Enceladus is hiding a vast ocean underneath its icy surface. The possible composition of the Saturnian moon was discovered after experts analyzed the data collated by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Space September 16, 2015

Cassini At Saturn: The Journey So Far And What's Ahead

Cassini still has ways to go before it finishes its mission in 2017 but the spacecraft has made great headway this year alone as it observed Saturn’s moons.

Space August 22, 2015

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Possible Home To Alien Life?

Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn, may support alien life. The moon's oceans are believed to be salty with pH levels at around 11 or 12, which can even be tolerated by some organisms on Earth.

Space May 10, 2015

Walls Of Water Erupting Off Surface Of Enceladus - Those Aren't Geysers Rising Off That Large Moon

Saturn's moon, Enceladus, is shooting vast quantities of water into space, and now astronomers know what is causing the phenomenon. What are these walls of extraterrestrial water?

Space May 7, 2015

Long Trails Of Ice Seen In Saturn's Rings Have Been Traced To Their Source

Saturn's distinctive rings are being 'fed' material by Enceladus, one of the ringed planet's moons, astronomers say. Icy geysers erupting from the moon's surface eject material that spreads into the rings, they say.

Space April 15, 2015

Saturn's Moon May Be Hiding Hot Ocean Under Icy Surface

Evidence of possible hydrothermal activity on Enceladus means the moon could be amenable to alien life.

Space March 15, 2015

Saturn's Icy Moon Enceladus Is Hot Spot For Searching For Alien Life: Why?

Covered in ice, Enceladus appeared like an unlikely candidate from which life can spring forth. Researchers, however, found hot springs that may be capable of nurturing life on Saturn's moon.

Space March 13, 2015

Life under Antarctic ice raises hope of life on icy planets

Discovery of life in lake trapped beneath Antarctic ice raises intriguing possibility of it existing elsewhere in our solar system. Antarctic ecosystem could have parallels on icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn, researchers say.

Space August 20, 2014

NASA Cassini Saturn probe spots 101 geysers on Enceladus

Saturn probe Cassini spots 101 geyser on Enceladus. Scientists suggest that the sea under the ice shell of the moon may be responsible for geysers.

Space July 31, 2014

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has 101 geysers reaching down to subsurface ocean

Scientists have discovered 101 geysers leading to a subsurface ocean on one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus. This shows the presence of a liquid ocean under the ice, scientists say.

Space July 30, 2014

Cassini spots at least 101 geysers on Saturn moon: Is Enceladus harboring alien lifeform?

Enceladus, one of the largest moons of Saturn, harbors 101 geysers. So far, there is no sign of Cruella DeVille.

Space July 29, 2014

Cassini spacecraft marks 10th anniversary, grand finale set for 2017

NASA scientists hail 10 years of science discoveries by Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn. Spacecraft's original four-year mission has been extended multiple times.

Space July 2, 2014

Cassini marks 10 years at Saturn, NASA plans for end of mission

Saturn has been studied by the Cassini orbiter for a decade. NASA is planning the spacecraft's grand finale -- which just might discover alien life.

Space July 1, 2014

Cassini finds ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus

An ocean of liquid water detected on Saturn's moon Enceladus may make that body the most likely place to find alien life

Space April 4, 2014

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