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Cassini finds ingredient for life at Saturn's moon Enceladus - Watch

Cassini finds ingredient for life at Saturn's moon Enceladus - Watch

The US space agency NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered hydrogen in the plume of gas and icy particles spraying from Saturn's sixth largest moon Enceladus.

There may be alien life on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, say NASA scientists

There may be alien life on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, say NASA scientists

The US space agency NASA has made a big revelation on its new discoveries on ocean worlds in our solar system on Thursday.

The warmth within: Cassini discovers heat beneath the icy surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus!

The warmth within: Cassini discovers heat beneath the icy surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus!

The finding agrees with the results of a 2016 study by a team independent of the Cassini mission that estimated the thickness of Enceladus' icy crust.

The dichotomy between northern and southern regions of Saturn's moon Enceladus – See pic

The dichotomy between northern and southern regions of Saturn's moon Enceladus – See pic

To the north, we see copious amounts of craters and evidence of the many impacts the moon has suffered in its history. However, to the south we see a smoother body with wrinkles due to geologic activity, said NASA.

Four days at Saturn – NASA's Cassini captures stunning images of ringed planet! (Watch)

Four days at Saturn – NASA's Cassini captures stunning images of ringed planet! (Watch)

Measuring the exact length of a Saturn day seems to be one of the big challenges for scientists on NASA's Cassini mission. 

The dew drop of Saturn – See pic!

The dew drop of Saturn – See pic!

In this NASA image, the water-world Enceladus appears to sit atop Saturn's rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf. 

Scientists to explore Saturn's icy moon for alien life

Scientists to explore Saturn's icy moon for alien life

The two possible candidates are: the icy moons of gas giants Jupiter and Saturn which harbour sub-surface oceans perfect for hosting life.

Scientists decode eruptions on icy moon of Saturn

Scientists decode eruptions on icy moon of Saturn

The jury is still on out on this until the results from the final Enceladus flybys of last year are fully analysed.
 

Cassini spots tilted terminator of Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Cassini spots tilted terminator of Saturn’s moon Enceladus

The image shows the wrinkled plains of the moon that are remarkably youthful in appearance, being generally free of large impact craters.

Watch: How Cassini will make final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus

Watch: How Cassini will make final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus

Watch how NASA's Cassini spacecraft will soon make a daring final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

See pic: Saturn's two moons Enceladus and Tethys pose for NASA's Cassini!

See pic: Saturn's two moons Enceladus and Tethys pose for NASA's Cassini!

NASA's Cassini-Huygens is an unmanned spacecraft that was launched into space in 2004.

Here`s how water escapes from Saturn

Here`s how water escapes from Saturn

A researcher has discovered how water ions escape from Saturn's environment.

See pic: NASA's Cassini captures varying characteristics of Saturn's rings and Enceladus

See pic: NASA's Cassini captures varying characteristics of Saturn's rings and Enceladus

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on July 29, 2015.

See pic: Cassini captures brighter surface of Saturn's moon 'Enceladus'

See pic: Cassini captures brighter surface of Saturn's moon 'Enceladus'

NASA's Cassini has returned some stunning images of the Saturn's two moons, Dione and Enceladus on Wednesday. Though the surface of these two moons are made up of nearly the same material but Enceladus has a considerably higher reflectivity than Dione.

NASA releases images of Saturn's largest moon Titan with its dunelands!

NASA releases images of Saturn's largest moon Titan with its dunelands!

Titan's image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on July 25, 2015 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 938 nanometers.

Saturn's geyser moon Enceladus gives off lustrous shine

Saturn's geyser moon Enceladus gives off lustrous shine

Cassini is the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, and it has been circling the planet since 2004.  

Cassini makes 'deepest-ever dive' into Saturn's moon Enceladus

Cassini makes 'deepest-ever dive' into Saturn's moon Enceladus

The flyby took place at approximately 8:22 a.m. PDT (11:22 a.m. EDT) on Wednesday, October 28.

Cassini to make close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus today

Cassini to make close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus today

The flyby will take place at about 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT) Wednesday.

Cassini to take 'deepest ever drive ' through Saturn's moon plumes on Wednesday

Cassini to take 'deepest ever drive ' through Saturn's moon plumes on Wednesday

The spacecraft has flown closer to the surface of Enceladus before, but never this low directly through the active plume.

Check out: Spectacular images of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus from Cassini spacecraft

Check out: Spectacular images of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus from Cassini spacecraft

The spacecraft obtained its best-ever views of the northern extremes of Saturn's Enceladus during its October 14 flyby, passing 1,142 miles (1,839 kilometers) above the moon's surface.