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Say Hello to an Extraterrestrial Ocean -- and Maybe Extraterrestrial Life

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Enceladus is not the only moon in the solar system that is home to such a feature. Jupiter's Europa is even more certain to contain a global ocean of its own. On both worlds, organics plus water plus warmth plus time could be more than enough to get biology going. 'Cassini's seven-plus years ... have shown us how beautifully dynamic and unexpected the Saturn system is,' says project scientist Linda Spilker at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The idea that that system might also be a living one has just become a little more plausible.

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