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Title: Enceladus Flyby Sample Return, LIFE (Life Investigation For Enceladus)
Primary Author: Peter Tsou
Secondary Author(s): Donald E. Brownlee, Isik Kanic, Christophe Sotin, Linda J. Spilker, Nathan Strange, Joseph Vellinga
Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Date: September 15, 2009
Summary: One of the most significant discoveries made by the Cassini Mission was finding water ice particles containing organic compounds in the plume emanating from the south pole of Enceladus. Several theories for the origin of life on Earth would also apply to Enceladus. Therefore, it should be of utmos
Panel Selection: Satellites: Galilean satellites, Titan, and the other satellites of the giant planets.
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