The possibility of alien life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus just got much more realistic

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Scientists continue to peer deeper into the galaxy in the search for exoplanets that may host alien life, but our best chance of finding extraterrestrial life might actually be right here in our own Solar System. A new study based on data collected by NASA's Cassini orbiter is providing some tantalizing clues as to what is hiding beneath the thick ice sheets on Saturn's moon Enceladus, and it's incredibly exciting.

The study, which was published in Nature, reveals the presence of complex organic compounds within the planet's vast ocean, and while it's not definitive proof that life exists deep within the moon, it's a massive step towards that potential discovery.

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