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A sandy core may have kept Enceladus’ ocean warm

A sandy core may have kept Enceladus’ ocean warm

Author: Lisa Grossman / Source: Science News A HEART OF SAND Friction in Enceladus’ porous core (illustrated in gray) could help heat the ocean (dark blue) beneath its icy surface (light blue) enough to stay liquid for billions of years. A soft heart keeps...

Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

Source: mentalfloss.com Small Saturn moon has most conditions needed to sustain life, NASA says. You’re about to hear a lot more about Enceladus. * How does a tunnel boring machine work? It’s more complicated than cutting a hole through the ground. * In...

Food for microbes found on Enceladus

Food for microbes found on Enceladus

Author: Ashley Yeager / Source: Science News FINDING FOOD A deep dive into Enceladus’ plume, shown here in an artist’s illustration, reveals that the moon harbors molecular hydrogen. On Earth, the gas serves as a food source for some microbes, suggesting...

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