Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Enceladus brew

NASA is analyzing what Cassini found in its recent flyby of Enceladus:

NASA's Cassini spacecraft tasted and sampled a surprising organic brew erupting in geyser-like fashion from Saturn's moon Enceladus during a close flyby on March 12. Scientists are amazed that this tiny moon is so active, "hot" and brimming with water vapor and organic chemicals.
Apologies to anyone who googled "organic brew" looking for pesticide-free beer.

Cassini team scientists meanwhile contemplate the prospects for life on Enceladus.

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