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Could Enceladus host signs of life? After the last close flyby of the dwarf planet by the Cassini spacecraft, scientists are now looking forward to better understanding Saturn's moon and possibly learning a bit more about this icy world.

Enceladu has intrigued researchers during each of the Cassini flybys. This is mostly due to the fact that Enceladus hosts geologic activity. During its flybys, Cassini also found that material gushed from warm fractures near Enceladus' south pole. There's also strong evidence for a subsurface sea, which may mean there's a global ocean beneath the moon's icy crust.

So what does this mean for life on the moon? It's certainly possible that there are small organisms living beneath this icy crust. The fact that there is an ocean could mean that there are conditions hospitable to life.

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