One of the Building Blocks of Life Has Been Found in the Ocean of Enceladus

“We previously found that Enceladus’ ocean is rich in a variety of organic compounds,…” By T.K. Randall via unexplained-mysteries Scientists have discovered evidence of phosphorous in data previously collected by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Often regarded as one of the most promising places to look for signs of extraterrestrial life, Enceladus, which is thought to be home to a vast ocean … Continue reading

The Rings of Saturn…Ten Years Later they Still Cant Explain What Cassini Found

The are several unexplained anomalies regarding the rings of Saturn. Some of the oddities have been known for decades but others are newer discoveries obtained from the Cassini Probes spectrometer instruments. One of the biggest mysteries is how oxygen can exist in large amounts inside the rings. Another is what are those strange objects travelling through the rings at a … Continue reading

What If Jupiter and Saturn Collided?

The two biggest planets in our Solar System in one telescope view. And catastrophe is imminent. If Jupiter and Saturn suddenly were on a collision course, which of the two planets would emerge victorious? How would the composition of these planets affect the outcome? And what impact would this have on the rest of our Solar System? What is a … Continue reading

Methane on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Could be Sign of Alien Microbe Life

While at first glance this may not seem like a very big deal you have to step back a bit and just think, if there is actually life there, even microbial life that means that life is out there! We (humans) haven’t gone to Saturn to contaminate it so any life there would be born of its own doing, that … Continue reading

NASA Thinks There Could be Cyanide Breathing Alien Life on Saturn

NASA has discovered extraterrestrial life forms may be able to flourish in alien waters which could make the space agency redefine their search for life away from Earth. After confirming the existence in Titan’s atmosphere of vinyl cyanide, NASA is trying to recreate the conditions in a lab to prove life could exist on the moon of Saturn. On Earth, … Continue reading

Cassini’s ‘Final Countdown’, Total Destruction of NASA Spacecraft on Friday

NASA’s long-lived Cassini spacecraft will begin its final descent in to Saturn’s atmosphere this week. Originally launched all the way back in 1997 and arriving in orbit around Saturn in 2004, Cassini, which initially came paired with ESA’s Titan-bound Huygens lander, has been one of the biggest success stories in space exploration over the last two decades. Brimming with an … Continue reading

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Detects Building Blocks of Life on Titan

WOW! via unexplained-mysteries: Titan is continuing to surprise scientists. Saturn’s mysterious moon Titan may be a lot more habitable than scientists had previously believed. Titan is a place that, on the outset, appears to possess many things that seem uncannily familiar – oceans, rivers, snow-capped mountains and even an active weather system. Take a closer look however and it soon … Continue reading

Cassini Survives Saturn Plunge Returns Spectacular Images

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured a series of impressive new photos during its death-defying dive. The risky manoeuver, which saw the probe fly through the 1,500-mile-wide gap between Saturn and its innermost ring, was undertaken last week as part of the mission’s “grand finale”. The signal indicating that Cassini had survived was picked up by NASA’s Deep Space Network Goldstone … Continue reading

Icy Moon of Saturn Could Support Alien Life, Says NASA

Could there be alien life on Enceladus ? The space agency has discovered all the crucial ingredients for life in the oceans of Saturn’s icy moon. During a press conference held today, NASA scientists have revealed the discovery of molecular hydrogen in jets of water erupting from deep beneath the surface of Enceladus. Molecular hydrogen is important because on Earth … Continue reading

5 Events that Will Change the Solar System

5 EVENTS TO CHANGE THE SOLAR SYSTEM No. 5 – Ringed Mars: New research has determined that Mars might one day kill its nearest moon, Phobos, which is just 22 kilometers (14 mi) wide. With every passing century, the orbit of Phobos shrinks and brings it closer to Mars by 2 meters. Ultimately, this moon will break apart from tidal … Continue reading

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