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New review shows one of Saturn's frigid moons might be very livable 


You want more than water to help life, and a new model proposes that Saturn's frigid moon Enceladus could have the right stuff.

What's going on — You really want phosphorus to construct a cell. It's a

vital piece of DNA and of ATP, the particle that cells use to store and ship energy.

There might be elective ways of building those things, yet we haven't

tracked down them yet; life as far as we might be concerned necessities phosphorus.

"We couldn't say whether phosphorus is available in Enceladus' sea water,"

planetary researcher Christopher Glein (of the Southwest Exploration  Foundation),

a co-creator of the new review, tells Backwards, "in spite of the fact that our displaying results make us hopeful that it is."