It looks like NASA is one step closer to finding an alternative for Earth.
Thanks to some new information provided by the Cassini spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope, Saturn’s moon, Enceladus has been identified as an Ocean World, which means it has certain ingredients needed for habitation. Not only that, but it looks like Jupiter’s moon, Europa also has the very same qualities.
We once thought oceans made our planet unique, but we’re now coming to realize that #OceanWorlds are all around us. Today we announced discoveries about two moons inside our solar system. Saturn's moon Enceladus & Jupiter's moon Europa have been identified as #OceanWorlds with "some of the ingredients needed for a habitable environment," based upon new findings from our Cassini spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope. This illustration shows Cassini diving through the Enceladus plume in 2015. New ocean world discoveries from Cassini and Hubble will help inform future exploration and the broader search for life beyond Earth. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech #nasa #space #waterworlds #ocean #cassini #saturn #hubble #jupiter
NASA says these discoveries “will help inform future exploration and the broader search for life beyond Earth.”