Icy Enceladus hides a watery ocean

  title={Icy Enceladus hides a watery ocean},
  author={A. Witze},
A body of water as wide as Lake Superior and as deep as the Mariana Trench bolsters search for life on Saturn moon. 
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Targeting the geysers on Enceladus by viffing descent through the icy plumes
Abstract The ice plumes emanating from the geyser vents at Enceladus’ south pole offer an enticing route for direct access to acquire pristine astrobiological samples. Unlike traditional landingExpand
Habitabilidade no Sistema Solar


Follow the plume: the habitability of Enceladus.
The science goals that would motivate an Enceladus mission are more advanced than for any other Solar System body, and the goals of such a mission must go beyond further geophysical characterization, extending to the search for biomolecular evidence of life in the organic-rich plume. Expand
The Gravity Field and Interior Structure of Enceladus
The quadrupole gravity field of Enceladus and its hemispherical asymmetry is determined using Doppler data from three spacecraft flybys to indicate the presence of a negative mass anomaly in the south-polar region, largely compensated by a positive subsurface anomaly compatible with the existence of a regional subsurfaced sea at depths of 30 to 40 kilometers. Expand