Earthly microbes found to survive in Enceladus-like environment

Saturn’s moon Enceladus is one of the most promising places in the Solar System to look for life. It’s wet, has plenty of resources and is quite warm in parts, which are all high on the microbial real estate wish list. In a new study, scientists subjected earthly bacteria to the kind of conditions found on Enceladus, and saw that the bugs were able to not only survive, but reproduce. The find adds weight to the idea that the icy moon might just be able to support life…
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