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Does Digest one of Saturn’s moons have everything needed to host life?

HE EXCEPTIONAL ENCELADUS. On Wednesday, scientists from the Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) published a paper in Nature outlining their discovery of complex organic molecules on Enceladus, one of Saturn’s 53 moons.
These large, carbon-rich molecules emanate from the ocean beneath the moon’s icy surface, escaping as plumes through warm cracks. This emergence of complex organic molecules from a liquid ocean makes Enceladus the only body besides Earth to boast all the basic requirements for life as we know it, said co-author Christopher Glein in a news release.
HELP FROM THE DEPARTED. For their paper, the scientists relied on data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which plunged into Saturn’s surface in September 2017. During a flyby in 2015, the craft detected hydrogen within the materials emanating from the cracks in Encledaus’s surface. Hydrogen sometimes serves as an energy source for microbes living near hydrothermal vents in the Earth’s oceans, so the researchers suspect that Encledaus’s hydrogen formed due to the moon’s own hydrothermal activity.
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https://futurism.com/encledaus-saturn-moons-life/

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Kravenhead
It sounds like it.
I'm pretty confident that we'll one day find some form of life in our system.
Thinking about the other piece you posted about the probabilities of intelligent life existing somewhere in the Universe, I'm wondering if discovering life so close to home will change the author's perspective.
I'm betting it will. Plus, all those equations will likely be reworked.

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16 day(s) ago
The math and commons sense say in this enormous universe life exist. Mars and Saturn's moon probably have primitive life but, we will discover other sentient life eventually.

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