Enceladus

Catalog Page for PIA12770

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>The Cassini spacecraft captures a crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus.<p>See PIA11688 and PIA11685 to learn about …

Astronomy

Catalog Page for PIA09037

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>On Nov. 9, 2006, Cassini's composite infrared spectrometer captured its first view of the infrared heat …

Astronomy

Complex organics bubble from the depths of ocean-world Enceladus

27 June 2018<p><b>Data from the international Cassini spacecraft have revealed complex organic molecules originating from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus,</b> …

Astronomy

Cosmic Whale Music: Listen To What Cassini Picked Up Near Saturn

The sound is the result of plasma waves moving through magnetic field lines on the way to Enceladus.<p>NASA took the waves and converted them into an …

Magnetism

Catalog Page for PIA11145

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This global map of Saturn's moon Enceladus was created using images taken during Cassini spacecraft flybys, with …

Astronomy

New Data Has Captured Strange Space Sounds Between Saturn And Its Moon Enceladus

Plasma waves that were captured between Saturn and Enceladus by the Cassini probe were converted to a very eerie audio recording.<p>Astronomers have …

Astronomy

Listen to the Sound of Saturn's Electromagnetic Energy

Sound and light have way more in common than you think, which is why it’s easy to turn light data, like radio waves, into sound. This can make for …

Astronomy

Catalog Page for PIA13897

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This animated graphic shows how Saturn and its moon Enceladus are electrically linked. Magnetic field lines, …

Astronomy

Enceladus, Not Europa, Could Be the Best Place to Search for Extraterrestrial Life - ExtremeTech

By on July 9, 2018 at 1:41 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>There’s a lot of totally …

Astronomy

No, NASA Did Not Find Even 'Hints Of Life' On Enceladus

Perhaps the greatest quest in science today is to find life that originated beyond Earth. While searches for extraterrestrial intelligence have all come up empty, and our astronomical capabilities have not quite advanced to the stage where we can sniff it out in the atmospheres of planets around …

Astronomy

Should We Bypass Europa for Enceladus?

In its quest to find extant life in the Solar System, NASA has focused its gaze on the Jovian moon Europa, home to what is likely the largest ocean …

Astronomy

Senior Scientist Zeros In On Which Moon To Visit In Search Of Life

In the next decade, NASA is projected to launch two multi-million dollar expeditions to in search of life. While many scientists are vying for …

Astronomy

Which icy moon should NASA visit?

Over the next decade, NASA is set to launch two multibillion-dollar missions to Europa, a chilly Jupiter moon with a giant subsurface ocean, in …

Astronomy

Organics Inside Enceladus: Complex Enough for Life?

Scientists aren't comfortable yet saying that organics on Saturn's icy moon arose from life, but they have an idea of what to look for next.The post …

Astronomy

Senior scientist argues that we should bypass Europa for Enceladus

"We just don't know that much about Europa with certainty."<p>In its quest to find extant life in the Solar System, NASA has focused its gaze on the …

Astronomy

Complex Organics Found on Saturn Moon Enceladus: What It Means for Life

Carbon-rich organic molecules, which could potentially form the building blocks of life, have been discovered in the watery plumes spewing out from …

Astronomy

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has conditions that could support microbial life

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has conditions that could support microbial life<p>Scientists didn’t know why Enceladus was the brightest world in the solar …

Astronomy

Bacterial survival in salty antifreeze raises hope for life on Mars and icy moons

New research by a trans-Atlantic team of scientists suggests that bacteria could survive in briny chemicals that exist on Mars, Enceladus, Europa, …

Astronomy

We now know the most likely place to find aliens

Life—at least as we know it—hasn’t been found anywhere else in space except for Earth. Enceladus could change that.<p>Saturn’s frozen moon already has …

Astronomy

No Aliens, But Scientists Find More Evidence for Life on a Saturn Moon

Large, carbon-rich organic molecules seem to be spewing from cracks on the surface of Saturn's icy moon, Enceladus, according to a new study of data …

Astronomy

Best of Last Week–A battery for cold climates, complex molecules found on Enceladus and new way to measure intelligence

It was a good week for technology as a team at Pennsylvania State University announced that they had developed a self-heating, fast-charging battery …

Planetary Habitability

NASA Just Released the Song of the Summer

The plasma waves between Saturn and its icy moon Enceladus sound like eerie music to our ears.<p>In Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” a sweeping, seven-part composition inspired by Earth’s neighbors in the solar system, the song of Saturn begins softly, with the gentle hum of flutes. The melody, solemn …

Science

Why Enceladus’ Ice Is Part of the Climate Change Conversation - Facts So Romantic

<i>To imagine the absence of the Arctic and Antarctica produces something like the opposite of sublime, a pang of emptiness and a longing to appreciate</i> …

Sea Level

2018 July 1 - Fresh Tiger Stripes on Saturn's Enceladus

<b>Fresh Tiger Stripes on Saturn's Enceladus</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, JPL, SSI, Cassini Imaging Team<p><b>Explanation:</b> Do underground oceans vent through the …

Astronomy

Cassini to Earth: 'Mission Accomplished, But New Questions Await!'

On June 30, Cassini completes its four-year prime mission and begins its extended mission, which was approved in April of this year.<p>Among other …

Astronomy

Image of Enceladus – Cassini Legacy: 1997-2017

W00030284.jpg was taken on 2007-06-28 05:38 (PDT) and received on Earth 2007-06-28 18:04 (PDT). The camera was pointing toward Enceladus, and the …

Astronomy

Building blocks of life discovered on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

By analyzing old data from a dead spacecraft, scientists have found that Saturn’s moon Enceladus may be the most promising place to search for life beyond Earth. For the first time, complex organic molecules were discovered in the icy plumes erupting from the small moon.

Astronomy

NASA can’t yet rule out that it didn’t ‘taste’ organic compounds from alien life on one of Saturn’s moons

By Dave Mosher<p>Two years before NASA destroyed its Cassini spacecraft in the clouds of Saturn, the space agency flew the robot through geysers of ice …

Astronomy

Saturn’s moon could support life, says study

Complex organic molecules have been discovered originating from one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus, adding to its potential to support life, …

India News

Ocean spray on Saturn moon contains crucial constituents for life

Blasts of ocean spray that erupt from a moon of Saturn contain complex organic molecules, making it the only place beyond Earth known to harbour crucial constituents for life as we know it.<p>Astronomers detected the compounds in plumes of water and ice that shoot from huge fractures in the south pole …

Astronomy