Bayesian analysis of Enceladus’s plume data to assess methanogenesis

@article{Affholder2021BayesianAO,
  title={Bayesian analysis of Enceladus’s plume data to assess methanogenesis},
  author={Antonin Affholder and François Guyot and Boris Sauterey and R{\'e}gis Ferri{\`e}re and Stephane Mazevet},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
  year={2021},
  pages={1-10}
}
Observations from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft established that Saturn’s moon Enceladus has an internal liquid ocean. Analysis of a plume of ocean material ejected into space suggests that alkaline hydrothermal vents are present on Enceladus’s seafloor. On Earth, such deep-sea vents harbour microbial ecosystems rich in methanogenic archaea. Here we use a Bayesian statistical approach to quantify the probability that methanogenesis (biotic methane production) might explain the escape rates of… 
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