Science in a Minute: Scientists Study Processes That Produce Methane on Icy Saturn Moon

July 16, 2021 07:25 AM
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Science in a Minute: Scientists Study Processes That Produce Methane on Icy Saturn Moon
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NASA’s Cassini mission found geysers spewing jets of icy water high above Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Scientists detected methane mixed into the water. Researchers in Arizona and Paris say processes that create methane on the icy moon may be the same as on Earth or unknown processes that don’t involve any lifeforms.