On Saturn’s satellite Enceladus found possibletraces of life

On Enceladus, the sixth largest satellite of Saturn,
found traces of complex organic matter that may indicate
about the presence of life there. Soon to the distant heavenly body will fly
NASA unmanned spacecraft that will thoroughly examine
find and try to determine whether on an icy moon
living organisms can dwell.

Despite the fact that the diameter of Enceladus is only 505
kilometers (compared to 12742 on Earth), NASA scientists consider this satellite
most livable place in the solar system after
of our blue ball.

Previously, researchers have found on Enceladus simple carbon
compounds, however, they consisted of a maximum of 5 atoms. Now in
Saturn’s moon trails were discovered complex organic matter, including
molecules of at least 15 carbon atoms. According to experts
US National Space Agency, it is about
the first ever observation of such complex organic matter outside
Of the earth.

Ice samples, which found organic, were collected
the automatic interplanetary station Cassini, flying through
Enceladus plume.

Scientists clarify that such a discovery is not yet worth taking
as one hundred percent proof of the existence of a life partner
because hypothetically complex organic molecules can be
obtained not only due to biological reactions. Next up
the necessary step will be the departure to Enceladus apparatus, which
will sit on a celestial body and will look for extraterrestrial life
directly there.

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