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Segmented tube creatures, giant watery tardigrades; all clustered around the probe’s lens, vying to be Enceladus’ first ambassador to Earth.

Just a few meters below the icy surface of Encaladus, lurks a warm underground sea, or so the international Cassini mission to Saturn suspects. Matt Reardon bases this story on the recent findings concerning both the thinness of the ice shell at Enceladus’ South Pole, enabling probes, and the mounting evidence of organic life. This life is most likely microbial, but a sci fi writer can dream! // Alex Massey

//Matt Reardon @SpaceLawyerSF writes science fiction, often with political themes and a humorous tone, both largely based on his experience as a lawyer and as Secretary General of a parliamentary group at the French National Assembly. //

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