NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view as it neared icy Enceladus for its closest-ever dive past the moon's active south polar region. | NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

NASA: Saturn's Ice Moon Enceladus Might Be Capable of Supporting Life

The same chemical reactions that sustain life near deep-sea hydrothermal vents here on Earth could potentially be occurring within the moon's subsurface ocean.

Published On 04/13/2017
4:29 PM EDT
More than 100 individual geysers blast water ice, organic molecules and other material into space from the south polar region of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, as seen here by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. | NASA/JPL/SSI