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  1. #1 Life under the surface of Enceladus? 
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    Alien life could have evolved in underground seas on one of Saturn's moons, scientists say.

    They have unearthed new evidence that caverns of salty water lie beneath the frozen surface of Enceladus - the ringed planet's sixth biggest moon.

    The revelation follows the discovery of a giant plume of salt water and ice, spurting hundreds of miles into space from the satellite.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...cientists.html


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    Nice article. It would be cool to send a probe there eventually. Although we'll probably visit Europa first, a probe designed to get to the sub-surface water on either moon would have to be ridiculously complex. Actually, it would probably be more difficult than Europa because instead of just melting though the ice it would have to do some digging though rock. I don't see either one happening for at least a couple decades, but here's hoping.


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    I think if they discover life on Mars (which is far more cost effective due to distance), it would open the flood gates for an incease in funding for NASA to thoroughly explore the outer systems for signs of life. Personally. I have no doubt it's out there.
    I think...therefore, I think I am.
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