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Nasa announces one of Saturn's moons could support alien life in our solar system

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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 10:30 PM
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Nasa is getting close and closer to saying it. There is life in our solar system other than earth. The slow drip of truth continues.

The Cassini spacecraft flew through a water plume that shot out of the surface of Enceadus (the water plume is a coincidence?) and took some of the water and analyzed it.


There might be alien life in our own solar system, Nasa has announced.

All of the necessary things to support life have been found on one of the moons that orbits Saturn.

Enceladus has chemicals that when found on Earth tend to indicate life, suggesting that there might be living things under its icy shell.

The new findings came from the Cassini spacecraft, which flew through a huge plume of water that was being shot out of the surface of Enceladus. As it did, the spacecraft took readings of the water and sent them back to Earth for further study.


The samples the space craft took showed hydrogen that means hydrothermic reactions. This means heat and on earth this supports life.

www.independent.co.uk... 1.html
That study found evidence of molecular hydrogen in those jets of vapour. That molecular hydrogen could only plausibly have come from hydrothermal reactions between hot rocks and water underneath the moon’s icy crust, the researchers claim.

Nasa to intentionally fly Cassini spacecraft to its death on Saturn

On Earth, that same process provides energy for the ecosystems found around hydrothermal vents.




posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 10:36 PM
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a reply to: seasonal


This is absolutely STUNNING, on so many levels!

1. A little moon has enough oxygen to support life?
2. Maybe "life" doesn't need oxygen?
3. Why didn't Cassini "short-out" when it flew through the geyser?
4. Can it fly around and lower? Maybe it might catch a fish for autopsy..


P.S.. STAR AND FLAG. This is much more interesting than finding water on some world that's light-years away.
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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 10:36 PM
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They announced the same thing back in September.

Why are they re-iterating it 7 months later with more fanfare ?



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 10:42 PM
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ATS post from september



Usually scientists understate when it comes to the unknown. So i was really surprised when Jim Green (Planetary Science Division Director at NASA) states that it is possible that on the ocean world Enceladus (Moon of Saturn) more complex life forms than microbes could exist! All earlier statements about possible life on ocean moons were just about microbial life.


From MeanMinistry's OP



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

I find it amazing that the ship happened to fly through a water plume. It must have plumes shooting all over the place or a constant plume.
I know very little about the subject and I must now do a deep dive an learn how the water plume was found and how the craft happened through it.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:28 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

1.Possibly
2.Probably
3. When it hits Cassini it's all water ice crystals, not liquid water.
4.No



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:28 PM
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Just bring on the A L I E N S already!



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:33 PM
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a reply to: abe froman

Perhaps somebody went to school with one of their son.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:37 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

My concern is when the corporations go there, they will pollute and destroy the moon's natural beauty.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:40 PM
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Can you imagine the sky on that moon with the rings basically encompassing the view?

The thought gives me a mental boner.



posted on Apr, 14 2017 @ 12:03 AM
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Can you imagine being drip fed "possibilities" for decades and getting overly excited and hopeful over accredited speculation?

Yawn.



posted on Apr, 14 2017 @ 12:50 AM
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I get that it's a nifty idea to crash Cassini at the end of its mission because of the extraordinary amount of data it will produce, but dang! what if some other civilization thought that crashing their probe into earth after its mission was a nifty idea?

r-e-s-p-e-c-t...make it interplanetary



posted on Apr, 14 2017 @ 12:53 AM
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originally posted by: EternalShadow
Can you imagine being drip fed "possibilities" for decades and getting overly excited and hopeful over accredited speculation?

Yawn.


What's it like being dead inside? We're you ever a dreamer?



posted on Apr, 14 2017 @ 12:54 AM
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originally posted by: Staroth
Just bring on the A L I E N S already!


God no, this is not what we want.

And not god as in god, but in the figurative sense.

if we can find life thriving in sulphur vents at the bottom of the ocean, and in places where nothing else lives, why is it hard to think microbial life can exist elsewhere? We are not the start of things, here on earth. the entire universe is likely thriving with some sort of self replicating matter, which we would call life. But not "Hi, how YOU doin'?" sort of life... and for all we know, those little buggers stuck on a ring in a spout of water around a planet not too far, are toxic deadly things that we just cant wait to shake enzymes with..

OP nasa is getting closer to what? telling us the sky is blue, or water is wet? RUN RUN RUN the alianz is coming !!!

but good find I think... just unremarkable..



posted on Apr, 14 2017 @ 01:02 AM
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originally posted by: Tempter

originally posted by: EternalShadow
Can you imagine being drip fed "possibilities" for decades and getting overly excited and hopeful over accredited speculation?

Yawn.


What's it like being dead inside? We're you ever a dreamer?


Has nothing to do with being dead inside, I'm just sick of being given what NASA and the government thinks I can handle.

To think we are still sifting dust and rocks for verification is absolutely insulting considering the image manipulation..first person accounts by astronauts and civilians... video evidence of something most would say is more than sufficient to substantiate a wider phenomenon.

If you like being treated like an imbecile child, then by all means drink the drip.



posted on Apr, 14 2017 @ 02:09 AM
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originally posted by: EternalShadow
Can you imagine being drip fed "possibilities" for decades and getting overly excited and hopeful over accredited speculation?

Yawn.


Can you image that the problem might be with you and not NASA?



posted on Apr, 14 2017 @ 02:15 AM
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a reply to: Quantumgamer1776

Thank-you! So, "living things" can exist without oxygen? Wow. That would mean that a whole lot of planets (and moons?)could have SOME kind of life.



posted on Apr, 14 2017 @ 02:35 AM
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originally posted by: moebius

originally posted by: EternalShadow
Can you imagine being drip fed "possibilities" for decades and getting overly excited and hopeful over accredited speculation?

Yawn.


Can you image that the problem might be with you and not NASA?


Can you imagine reading the whole thread before responding?



posted on Apr, 14 2017 @ 02:47 AM
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a reply to: seasonal


the water plume is a coincidence?

No! They knew where to find it and deliberately flew through it to get the sample.


Mission managers did extensive studies to make sure the spacecraft could fly safely through the plumes and not use an excessive amount of propellant. More



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posted on Apr, 14 2017 @ 04:54 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

There are bacteria on earth that exist without oxygen.



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