posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 04:00 PM
Originally posted by Estharik
...I checked if someone already posted this but I didn't see anything, I hope it's not a double post.
There have been a few thread in the past year or so talking about Enceladus and its ocean. Here's are a couple , including one I started in 2008:
...however, no worries! I'm glad others are starting to post threads about Enceladus.
Enceladus seems to be ignored a bit by the average person because of the popular attention Europa receives -- although it is definitely NOT ignored
among planetary scientists and astrobiologists
In my humble opinion, Enceledus is a better
candidate for life right now because of the organic compounds that have been found associated with
the water coming from its geyser.
Organic compounds are the building blocks for what may have possibly become life in the ocean of Enceladus. While organic compounds may
on Europa, none have yet been found (although I suspect Europa, too, will be found to possess organic compounds)
[edit on 8/14/2009 by Soylent Green Is People]