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ONE OF SATURN’S MOONS HAS SHOWN POSSIBLE SIGNS OF MICROBIAL LIFE

There’s always big news coming from outer space. Scientists and researchers are studying Mars extensively, discovering new types of supernovas, and finding neutron star and black hole pairings. But for the rest of us humans, there isn’t anything quite as exciting as the possibility of life on other planets. (Honestly, this one is getting very messy and we high-key want to leave.) So far, we haven’t heard of any confirmed alien sightings on another planet, but there may actually be signs of life near Saturn. Yep, the favorite planet of many children (because of its rings, obvs) could have some microbes on one of its many moons.

This news, which we picked up from New Atlas, is a pretty cool development. According to the report, something is creating methane on Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons. Methane is a greenhouse gas that microorganisms simultaneously break down and produce. The levels of methane on Enceladus are so high that it matches what scientists would expect from microbes.

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