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Alien Life in Hawaii? Astrobiologists Are Going to the Islands to Learn About Hunting Extraterrestrials on Enceladus
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NASA scientists are spending research seasons this year and next piloting a submersible vessel off the coast of the Big Island to explore Lo'ihi, the still-underwater volcano that will thousands of years from now become the newest island in the Hawaiian chain. Although scientists studied the moon in a fair amount of detail with the Cassini mission that ended last fall, it will be quite a while before they'll get another chance to look at Enceladus up close. Saturn's moon Enceladus is covered by an icy shell that hides a global ocean that could hold life. read more


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