• Cosmic Cleric
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    22 months ago

    I’m guessing that the assumption is that the water protects any life from the radiation from Saturn?

    Or is the moon far enough away that that’s not an issue that needs to be protected from?

    • @DragxitoOP
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      -22 months ago

      Both are valid, the sun can’t be too far away life needs light

      • TimeSquirrel
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        132 months ago

        life needs light

        Sea floor extremophiles: exist

        Enceladus’ core likely interacts with the ocean through hydrothermal vents, similar to structures found on Earth’s ocean floor. These vents are believed to have played a role in the origin of life on our planet.

        There are lifeforms on Earth that still live off these vents.

        • @[email protected]
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          62 months ago

          Right, life needs energy. On earth, that’s most often from sunlight, but there are magma vent extremophiles using heat, and there are fungi that use nuclear radiation.

      • @[email protected]
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        42 months ago

        Both are valid, the sun can’t be too far away life needs light a energy source.

        Which Enceladus – as moon of a gas giant – has plenty, as tidal forces.