>> Could one of Saturn's 62 moons be the first place we find life beyond earth? That's what has space fans and scientists worked up after NASA's breakthrough discovery of hydrogen in ice plumes shooting from the surface of the moon named Enceladus. An environment some experts say lead to the rise of life on earth, the revelation making the ocean bearing moon the only place beyond earth known to have direct evidence of a possible energy source for life, according to research published in the journal Science.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft made the discovery, taking these pictures over the course of its 13 year mission, exploring Saturn and its entourage of moons, now coming to a close. Enceladus' ocean, said to lie roughly 25 miles beneath its icy surface, discovered just two years ago and believed to be the source of the icy hydrogen filled geysers.
The lead author of the latest findings saying that on the next probe to Saturn's now famous moon, the search for life begins.