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8 Real World Science Facts About Saturn's Moon Enceladus

8 Real World Science Facts About Saturn's Moon Enceladus

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Enceladus is a small ocean world covered in ice — one of more than 60 confirmed moons orbiting Saturn. It’s 25 times smaller than Earth and almost 10 times as far from the sun, yet in recent years, it’s given scientists many reasons to think it should be the next target in our search for worlds where extraterrestrial life could exist.

So what has scientists so stoked about Enceladus? Here are some of the most intriguing findings scientists have made about Enceladus using data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft at Saturn.

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