The first detection of phosphorus shows that Enceladus contains all the ingredients necessary for life

For the first time, phosphorus – the rarest of the six elements on which life as we know it depends – has been found on a small, ocean-bound moon in our solar system.

Scientists comb through data sent home by NASA Cassini spacecraft Nearly 15 years ago they said they found abundant phosphorous in geysers that routinely erupt into space from Enceladusa small moon from Saturn And one of the most likely places in Solar System Where life might exist.

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