Liquid water, salt likely on Saturn's small moon

Discussion in 'Science & History' started by Kazmarov, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Kazmarov

    Kazmarov For a Free Scotland

    BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | 'Misty caverns' on Enceladus moon

    Good in terms of possible life. Good in terms of colonization. Liquid water is needed for practically all industrial processes. It's very energy-intensive to create or transport water (it's very heavy as you probably know if you've every carried an aquarium), but if it's all there, that solves a big problem. Of course the small moon has other issues (lack of atmosphere and magnetic field) but it's less problematic than a moon thick with poisonous gases and no liquid water to speak of.

  2. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    This is cool and all but we should try to colonize and develop on Mars first before going out even further into space.
  3. Kazmarov

    Kazmarov For a Free Scotland

    Well if we accelerate our technology at a rate that I think we should, it won't be long before we think about this. We can only colonize Mars on the poles because that's the only place where water is likely.

    I think we should at least send a follow-up probe to do more in-depth analysis of this.

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