Scientists announce new evidence of possible life on Saturn’s moon

(ORDO NEWS) — An international team of scientists has found new evidence in favor of the hypothesis of possible life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. This was reported by the Xinhua news agency.

As part of the study, specialists led by a geochemist from the Chinese University Hao Jihua created a model of the interaction of water and rocks on the rocky bottom of the ocean of Enceladus.

“Ocean water on the planet turned out to be very alkaline and devoid of oxygen, similar to the carbonated water that people drink on Earth,” said Hao Jihua.

The scientist clarified that in such an environment, phosphorus from rocks would take about 100 thousand years to dissolve in the ocean.

In addition, the researchers noted that the ocean could have existed on Enceladus for more than 100 million years.

In this regard, they suggested that the rocks of the satellite could release a significant amount of phosphorus into the ocean during this time.

In July 2022, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory robotics engineer Ethan Shaler unveiled a project to study the subglacial oceans on the Europa and Enceladus satellites using a swarm of tiny robots.

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