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Message 911130 - Posted: 25 Jun 2009, 8:47:04 UTC

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Scientists have found new evidence that could point to there being life on a moon of Saturn.

Researchers have uncovered signs that there is an ocean under the icy surface of Enceladus which may harbour life.





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Message 911485 - Posted: 26 Jun 2009, 1:37:21 UTC

Its a very interesting story Andy.

So now both Enceladus and Titan are both candidates for having possible liquid water oceans under the Ice on the surface.

It would be incredible if we found some kind of simple life growing on one of these moons.

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Message 911918 - Posted: 27 Jun 2009, 0:57:08 UTC

Oooooh...

And that also provides another reason that, if life's found there, that life wouldn't necessarily have made it to space to find us! Humans aren't quite compatible with sea life (hell, we still haven't managed to figure out dolphin-speak)

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Message 912293 - Posted: 28 Jun 2009, 11:58:58 UTC - in response to Message 911130.  

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Scientists have found new evidence that could point to there being life on a moon of Saturn.

Researchers have uncovered signs that there is an ocean under the icy surface of Enceladus which may harbour life.



Strange that this should come up now the BBC broadcast a remake of Journey into Space yesterday Saturday and it was about a research station in orbit around Enceladus.PS checked this post with Google spellchecker and for Enceladus is recommends Enchiladas (now added Enceladus)
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Message 912319 - Posted: 28 Jun 2009, 14:19:23 UTC - in response to Message 912293.  
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Scientists have found new evidence that could point to there being life on a moon of Saturn.

Researchers have uncovered signs that there is an ocean under the icy surface of Enceladus which may harbour life.



Strange that this should come up now the BBC broadcast a remake of Journey into Space yesterday Saturday and it was about a research station in orbit around Enceladus.PS checked this post with Google spellchecker and for Enceladus is recommends Enchiladas (now added Enceladus)

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For Enceladus, Google returns this as the top result; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enceladus_(moon). Sixth-largest moon of Saturn.

And for Enchiladas, this; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enchilada. Is a corn tortilla rolled around a filling and covered with a chili pepper sauce.

The Google spell checker is not always right. I use it all the time for these message boards. I have had to add many words to it. I'm very Dependant on it as my spelling is very poor.

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Message 912434 - Posted: 28 Jun 2009, 19:47:05 UTC - in response to Message 912319.  

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Scientists have found new evidence that could point to there being life on a moon of Saturn.

Researchers have uncovered signs that there is an ocean under the icy surface of Enceladus which may harbour life.



Strange that this should come up now the BBC broadcast a remake of Journey into Space yesterday Saturday and it was about a research station in orbit around Enceladus.PS checked this post with Google spellchecker and for Enceladus is recommends Enchiladas (now added Enceladus)

Yea,
For Enceladus, Google returns this as the top result; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enceladus_(moon). Sixth-largest moon of Saturn.

And for Enchiladas, this; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enchilada. Is a corn tortilla rolled around a filling and covered with a chili pepper sauce.

The Google spell checker is not always right. I use it all the time for these message boards. I have had to add many words to it. I'm very Dependant on it as my spelling is very poor.

John.

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Message 912591 - Posted: 29 Jun 2009, 12:29:56 UTC

sadly the Sodium signature they were wanting to see isn't there. Sodium meaning salt. Since they couldnt see salt water its assumed life would be much more difficult to sustain.
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Message 916483 - Posted: 10 Jul 2009, 9:51:32 UTC

here is Time Magazine's take on it
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