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Cassini Spacecraft Finds Microbial Food On Enceladus

By Editor 14 April 2017

Data from the Cassini spacecraft shows that vaporous plumes shooting out of a moon’s southern pole contains molecular hydrogen.The moon Enceladus is an icy celestial body that orbits the gas giant Saturn.A recently published study suggests that the molecular hydrogen was formed when water in the moon’s subterranean ocean interacted with rock from the moon's core.These reactions likely occurred in hydrothermal vents with a high abundance of hydrogen that microbes use for food.The study also suggests conditions for microbial life are present on Enceladus, though there are no signs of life.