Enceladus's ice ocean was similar to that of the earth.

Enceladus was discovered in 1789 by astronomer William Herschel, however, for many yearsRemained

The first reliable data about the cosmic body were obtained fromVoyager 1 and 2 probes, and in 2005, the Cassini-Huygens mission took up the study of Saturn's moon.

Water from the under-ice Ocean Enceladus is released to the surface by powerful geysers - now researchers have found out that it is rich in carbon dioxide and in terms of acidity is close to the oceans on Earth.

After analyzing the Cassini probe data, astronomersconcluded that his images of the ice surface did not provide an accurate picture of the composition of the under-ice ocean. Scientists believe that rising to the surface, the water functions - this leads to the fact that light substances are released more often than heavy ones. This researchers explain the fact that the similarity of the oceans of Jupiter’s satellite and the Earth’s has not yet been discovered.

Formerly the Breakthrough Starshot Foundation,owned by Russian businessman Yuri Milner, agreed with NASA on a joint launch of a research apparatus to Saturn’s moon Enceladus.