The question of whether there is life in space has been among the most curious questions in human history for centuries. Many scientific studies have been conducted to find the answer to this question. Saturn, which has made a name for itself in this regard, continues to be the subject of important findings.
Saturn moon Enceladus hosts a habitable ocean
Saturn is home to many unknowns. Investigations, especially on moons, have puzzled astronomers over the years. Finally, Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn, came to the fore with important findings about traces of life. It turns out that an ocean on the moon has the building blocks necessary for life.
Scientist Christopher Glein from the Southwest Research Institute used the following statements on the subject:
“We found evidence that one of the essential elements for life on Earth must be present in high abundance in the ocean of Enceladus. This indicates that Enceladus is more habitable than previously thought.
According to the news of Shiftdelete.net The study’s data was obtained from NASA’s Cassini probe. The research, which simulates how minerals dissolve in the ocean of the Enceladus moon and allows researchers to measure the amount of phosphorus on the moon, is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. On the other hand, scientists see the Enceladus moon as a possible habitat.
This is not the first time the satellite has come to the fore with such news. Last year, an unknown methane-producing process was taking place in the hidden ocean beneath the icy crust of the moon Enceladus. Giant water clouds emanating from the satellite have attracted the attention of scientists for a long time. Scientists have detected a relatively high concentration of certain molecules (particularly dihydrogen, methane and carbon dioxide) associated with hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the Earth’s oceans.