Cassini: Saturn's ocean moon Enceladus
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Why scientists are so excited about Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

Scientists explain how they discovered a water ocean beneath the ice shell of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

The ocean was revealed after Nasa's Cassini spacecraft spotted plumes of water-ice erupting from fissures at the moon's south pole.

The finding showed that there might be many places in the Solar System where life could get a foothold.

There's more about the Cassini mission in a special Horizon programme on BBC Two which will review the mission on Monday 18 September at 21:00 BST.

  • 14 Sep 2017