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(Gizmodo)   Saturn's moon Enceladus has been warm and wet for billions of years, just waiting for Earth to probe into its deep interior   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
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2017-11-08 02:43:20 AM  
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2017-11-08 03:11:08 AM  
 this ice-covered moon spurts a plume of water into space


Frigid but also a squirter.
 
2017-11-08 06:35:20 AM  
Mmm, love Enceladus with lots of cheese
 
2017-11-08 07:05:15 AM  
Dear Ahura Mazda on shrroms that is beautiful
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2017-11-08 07:12:23 AM  
Sounds moist there.
 
2017-11-08 07:23:38 AM  
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2017-11-08 07:33:59 AM  
M...m...mods?
 
2017-11-08 07:35:03 AM  
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/moist
//say it, it has a weird mouth feel, moist
///moist third slashie
 
2017-11-08 08:15:09 AM  
Mr. President chemosynthesis is completely foreign to our way of life. We must assert sovereignty over the planets and asteroid belt before the chemosynthetics do.

/best way to jump start space exploration is give them an enemy
 
2017-11-08 10:06:52 AM  
Exactly where Enceladus gets all this crazy amount of energy isn't immediately obvious.

Saturn's Electric Moon Enceladus, Part One | Space News
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It helps if you're working with more than gravitational forces.
 
2017-11-08 12:08:59 PM  
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2017-11-08 12:34:51 PM  

kbronsito: this ice-covered moon spurts a plume of water into space


Frigid but also a squirter.


I'll create a Change.org petition to change its name to Cytherea.  It fits the Greek mythology naming convention.
 
2017-11-08 01:58:22 PM  
What I don't get is why they are incessant in thinking there is only microbial life there. If there's been a warm and wet environment for billions of years, there's a good chance of something more than microbial sized to be there.
 
2017-11-08 02:34:17 PM  

Baelz: What I don't get is why they are incessant in thinking there is only microbial life there. If there's been a warm and wet environment for billions of years, there's a good chance of something more than microbial sized to be there.


Because of the history of life on earth.

Single-celled life arose about 3.5 billion years ago on earth. The first multicellular life? Not until about 600 million years ago did the first multicellular life evolve.

So life was perfectly content being single cellular for about 6/7 of the history of life on earth - almost the first 3 billion of life's 3.5 billion year earth history. Multicellular life may very well be an unlikely aberration, not an inevitability.
 
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