Scientists have confirmed that the sixth largest moon of Saturn, called Enceladus, is probably the most promising bet for extra-terrestrial life. The conclusion is based on the temperature as well as the likely presence of water on the moon. And it is long assumed…where there is water, there is life.
The moon’s surface is believed to be almost 99 percent ice. It has also been identified that Enceladus has a high presence of organic molecules like carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen. With the presence of all the required elements for supporting life, Enceladus seems to be our greatest hope.
[source: wired.com, image: Cassini Imaging Team, NASA]