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Enough heat to power hydrothermal activity inside Saturn's ocean moon Enceladus for billions of years could be generated through tidal friction if the moon has a highly porous core, a new study finds, working in favour of the moon as a potentially habitable world.
Read more at: phys.org...
The purpose of the Enceladus Explorer (EnEx), on the other hand, is the search for extraterrestrial life on the Saturn moon Enceladus. Here acoustics is used to maneuver a subsurface probe inside the ice by trilateration of signals.
originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: JBurns
This repeated mentioning here of "billions of years" to be time enough to have begat life on these bodies is rather ill-logical as we apparently breeze right past other bodies that may well have themselves created and extinguished life (more or less) during those billions of years.
It seems that mankind is desperate to find some sign of low-level life forms so that he can stand tall, thump his chest and shout to the universe that he, alone, IS the master. Yet he ignores the best evidence for why he is not.
originally posted by: JBurns
a reply to: Aliensun
The sheer finding of ANY life whatsoever would highly increase the probability of this intelligent life, so by no means would microbes be a small discovery.