Follow the plume: the habitability of Enceladus.

  title={Follow the plume: the habitability of Enceladus.},
  author={Christopher P. McKay and Ariel D. Anbar and Carolyn C. Porco and Peter Tsou},
  volume={14 4},
The astrobiological exploration of other worlds in our Solar System is moving from initial exploration to more focused astrobiology missions. In this context, we present the case that the plume of Enceladus currently represents the best astrobiology target in the Solar System. Analysis of the plume by the Cassini mission indicates that the steady plume derives from a subsurface liquid water reservoir that contains organic carbon, biologically available nitrogen, redox energy sources, and… Expand
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