As we cross our fingers in hopes of a white Christmas, nearly a billion miles across the galaxy, it’s a good time to take a look back at Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn, where snow is simply a given. Here, the moon’s surface is always covered with fresh snow and freezing ice. But that doesn’t mean it still can’t support life. This year brought the compelling discovery from NASA that the moon may have an ecology that can support life.
NASA astronomers aren’t the only experts with their eyes on Enceladus. A team of researchers at Warwick University in England are looking closely at Saturn’s snowy moons for signs of life. Ongoing research from David Brown and his team at Warwick’s Center for Exoplanets and Habitability suggests