Enceladus: a moon of Saturn with a life of its own?

Mars has long been the primary target for the search for a second genesis of life beyond Earth. Now interest in the search for life has expanded to the subsurface oceans of the outer Solar System: particularly on Enceladus. Analysis of the plume of Enceladus by the Cassini Spacecraft indicates a habitable organic-rich ocean. Samples from the plume may be comparatively easy to obtain on future flythrough and sample return missions. Let’s go!

Speaker: Dr. Chris McKay, NASA Ames

Friday, 03/02/18


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