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Complex organics were found on Enceladus, Saturn’s satellite

Flying past the geysers of Enceladus, Cassini orbiter previously recorded just a small amount of organic matter. However, this time were discovered some large molecules with a mass of 200 units. This indicates complex chemical processes that occur in the ocean under the ice of Enceladus.

This discovery indicates the possible presence in the ocean of Enceladus the simplest forms of life, such as microbes.