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Will Alien Life be First Discovered on Saturn's Enceladus? (Weekend Feature)

In 2011, NASA's Cassini spacecraft discovered the best evidence yet for a large-scale saltwater reservoir beneath the icy crust of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The data came from the spacecraft's direct analysis of salt-rich ice grains close to the jets ejected...
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Is Enceladus hiding saltwater ocean? Cassini captures ocean-like spray at Saturn's moon

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