Thursday, March 09, 2006

Geysers on a Saturn moon

If true, would be huge news. The article says that water is not essential to life, but I tend to think differently.
Never knew this
"Other moons in the solar system have liquid water oceans covered by kilometers of icy crust," said Dr. Andrew Ingersoll of the California Institute of Technology. "What's different here is that pockets of liquid water may be more than tens of meters below the surface."
We'll learn more when the next phase of the Cassinni (a joint NASA-Europe Space Agency project) makes a 220 mile flyby of Enceladus.

ABC News: Probe Spots Signs of Water Geysers on Saturn Moon