Apr 17, 2017 04:02 AM EDT
NASA recently revealed new insights on their discovery of 'ocean worlds' on moons of Saturn and Jupiter. The said findings could be the biggest breakthrough in space investigation as scientists also found out that there is a 'potential alien habitat' on Saturn's moon Enceladus. Now, the space agency is planning to send out a mission to further examine these findings.
For the past decades, NASA has had numerous studies and explorations done particularly on the solar system. Some of these findings already gave scientists a better understanding of matters beyond Earth that have been a mystery to human the past century. And one of their latest discoveries right now are the 'ocean worlds' that's been hidden.
Now, NASA already present the results of their examination on these 'ocean worlds' that has been under the observation from the scientists since last year. So, what did experts uncover on their latest studies? Are speculations true that their discoveries also uncovered an alien habitat?
According to NASA, the space agency's two veteran missions have provided new details about the icy crust surface of Saturn's and Jupiter's moon. Findings are saying that the once solid cluster of ice has turned to an ocean-bearing place that could open the possibility of other 'ocean worlds' in the solar system.
Findings came from data gathered on NASA's Cassini mission and the Hubble Space Telescope. Cassini space team revealed that a chemical energy that can support life seems to be present on Saturn's moon Enceladus while Hubble observation disclosed that liquid plumes were seen discharging from Jupiter's moon Europa. NASA are convinced that both revelations offer evidence of 'ocean worlds' that was not proven earlier.
Daily Mail further added that the chemical energy found by NASA on Enceladus can sustain life that could well be an indication of 'potential alien habitat'. The hydrothermal activity on Saturn's moon seafloor appears to indicate full of hydrogen gas that is one of the key ingredients for habitability.
Many astrobiologists appear to imply that the hydrothermal vents just like what happen to Enceladus could be where life also began on Earth. Such chemical activity on the Saturn's moon could be a basis of microorganisms or life forms existence on the location. Right now, NASA is said to be setting up more exploratory investigation on both moons.
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