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What's more, chemical studies of water jets shooting out of Enceladus' south pole suggest the moon's deep, warm ocean could be "a candy store" for microbes.No one yet knows if aliens exist in this distant subsurface ocean.Following a further Gemini mission he orbited the moon in 1969, two months before the Apollo 11 landing.He returned to the satellite in 1972, when he landed on its surface to collect samples.“Young flew twice to the Moon, walked on its surface & flew the first Space Shuttle mission.“He went to space six times in the Gemini, Apollo & Space Shuttle programs.” Mr Young’s career at Nasa stretched for 42 years, during which he became the first human to fly in space six times.Or maybe Saturn's gravity — through a process similar to tides on Earth — could knead and heat Enceladus' rocky core as it orbited the planet. However, the existence of Enceladus' ocean wasn't confirmed until after the arrival of NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2004.The nuclear-powered probe discovered and flew through the moon's icy jets, giving scientists a crude "taste" of the water's other ingredients — including gases that microbes could feed on, salts, and tiny grains of silica rock from the seafloor.

In a statement, the agency tweeted: “We’re saddened by the loss of astronaut John Young, who was 87.Cassini also gathered more than a decade of data on the moon's wobble before NASA purposefully destroyed the robot.A 2015 analysis of that wobble signaled the existence of a global subsurface ocean, further raising the chances for life's foothold below the moon's icy crust.What researchers were less certain about is how long the ocean of Enceladus has existed.On Earth — the only inhabited world we know of — it took nearly a billion years for life to emerge, then billions more to thrive and diversify into plants and animals.