Posts Tagged ‘Hydrothermal’

NASA finds evidence for live-giving thermal vents on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

A form of chemical energy believed to be capable of supporting microbes has been discovered on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, making it the first extraterrestrial world where direct evidence of potentially life-giving reactions has actually been discovered, NASA announced on Thursday. According to Reuters and the New York Times, scientists working on the space agency’s Cassini […]

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Iron deep in the ocean can travel 2,500 miles

Scientists made a surprising discovery about iron particles from deep-ocean vents. “No one ever knew how far these metal particles…could travel.”

Enceladus’s Hydrothermal Vents Could Revolutionize the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Evidence mounts that Saturn’s icy moon harbors active hydrothermal vents, making it one of the hottest places to look for life beyond Earth

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Hot news: Hydrothermal vents top primordial soup

From at Arunas Radzvilavicius at RealClearScience: A study published last month in Nature Microbiology suggests the last common ancestor of all living cells fed on hydrogen gas in a hot iron-rich environment, much like that within the vents. Advocates of the conventional theory have been sceptical that these findings should change our view of the […]

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