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Alien Post #6: Enceladus - Water World of Saturn?

On April 3rd NASA announced something incredible.

They found a body of water on the Saturnian moon Enceladus. Apparently they’ve deduced that it’s roughly the size of Lake Superior (aka Fucking Huge).

How could they have possibly figured this out? One of Saturn’s rings (the E Ring) is made of microscopic particles. The Cassini satellite orbiting Saturn is able to take samples of these particles and determine what they’re made of. What a surprise when they discovered frozen H2O and organic compounds.

Huhwhatthefuckasaurusrex?

Typically organic compounds mean life you know. Like. Always.

When you type “organic” into Google it gives you this dictionary definition: “of, relating to, or derived from living matter.”

When I look it up in my Apple Dictionary app I get: “1 organic matter: living, live, animate, biological, biotic.”

Obviously anything organic can’t originate in the vacuum of space. How did organic matter get into Saturn’s E Ring? The answer was unwittingly gotten years ago when Cassini photographed what many suspected were cryovolcanoes on Enceladus. Basically, massive geysers shooting something out into space. It’s pretty clear now that the geysers were shooting water particles into space that seem to carry some sort of organic compound from under the icy surface of Enceladus. The material carried in the geysers are what get caught in Saturn’s orbit, forming it’s E Ring.

In some of the better images of Enceladus (like the bottom picture I included in this post) you can see a region of the moon called the “Tiger Stripes”. They look like blue rivers running around the South Pole and that’s not far from the truth. They are freshly surfaced water seeping through cracks in the surface ice of Enceladus. It’s from here that the moon shoots it’s geysers into Saturn’s orbit.

Liquid water? Organic compounds? What the hell is under the surface of Enceladus?

This discovery has implications that we’re only beginning to consider, but clearly their potential runs the gamut of astrophysics, biology and science fiction. It’s highly likely that Enceladus is going to become a top priority now for future missions. I’d personally suspect an attempt to devise some sort of subsurface swimmer to explore the ocean inside this moon.

If it were up to me I’d give the robot a fishing rod…

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I want to prove a point to a friend, do reblog please if it’s perfectly ok for muses to not get along, to fight, and to be enemies but muns can get along just fine. 

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andyoucouldhaveitall said:
Hello, beautiful human. Once you get this, you must publicly say 5 things about yourself. Then pass it on to 10 of your favorite followers, but not back to me.

(( D’awww! Thank you, likewise-beautiful human!

  1. I’m graduating from 6 years of college next fucking month jesus christ help me
  2. I love playing the villain. Ask my old 9 buddies; in my list of 30 or so characters, at least three quarters of them were bad guys.
  3. I can make my eyeballs jiggle in their sockets.
  4. I also play Hawkeye (and a few other muses) over hurr
  5. I’m trying to break into comics as an illustrator and managed to get a 10-minute portfolio review with a DC editor next month oh god it’s going to be so terrible ))
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13:What is your OCs earliest memory?

send me a number 1-60 and i’ll answer the questions with one of my OCs

It’s a kind of cold day. The temperature had dropped erratically the night before, causing the heating bill to really skyrocket. It would be snowing outside, and even though he was so young he knew to expect the snowflakes when they’d started. He doesn’t usually notice things like that; usually he’s asleep, tucked in under his covers, what’s left of his mother’s good-night kiss on his forehead.

He had to stay awake this time; dad always had to leave really early in the morning, he always missed saying goodbye. They’d say it the night before, of course, after dinner and just before bedtime, but that kind of goodbye always left him forgetting by the next morning. The child would adhere to the curse of the night’s turn, forgetting things thanks to the earth’s natural reset button.

But tonight he’d stay up, he’d listen for the telltale, despite how cold it was, and he’d hear dad leaving, and he’d crawl out of his tightly-wound covers to the window and he’d wave his little arm so hard that his dad would see him this time.

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  • send me a number 1-60 and i'll answer the questions with one of my OCs
  • 1: What's your OCs favorite color?
  • 2: Where does your OC work?
  • 3: What's your OCs favorite food?
  • 4: Does your OC prefer paper or plastic?
  • 5: How old is your OC?
  • 6: Does your OC have any supernatural powers?
  • 7: Is your OC in a relationship?
  • 8: What are some of your OCs strengths?
  • 9: What are some of your OCs weaknesses?
  • 10: What is your OCs favorite outfit?
  • 11: What is your OCs spirit animal?
  • 12: Is your OC sexually active?
  • 13: What is your OCs earliest memory?
  • 14: Does your OC have a cell phone? If so, what kind?
  • 15: What makes your OC angry?
  • 16: When is your OCs favorite time of year?
  • 17: How long can your OC hold their breath?
  • 18: What kind of underwear does your OC wear?
  • 19: Does your OC prefer plaid or polka dots?
  • 20: What's your OCs favorite kind of pizza?
  • 21: Who is your OCs best friend?
  • 22: Has your OC ever killed someone?
  • 23: Whats your OCs biggest secret?
  • 24: What does your OC smell like?
  • 25: What time of year does your OC prefer?
  • 26: Is your OC a human or an animal? (or something else idk)
  • 27: What languages does your OC speak?
  • 28: Does your OC like anime?
  • 29: Can your OC swim?
  • 30: What does your OC choose to do about the, er, hair down there?
  • 31: Does your OC believe in fairies?
  • 32: Did your OC go to college? What did they major in?
  • 33: Are your OCs parents dead?
  • 34: Is your OC religious?
  • 35: How flexible is your OC?
  • 36: What turns your OC on?
  • 37: What was your OCs first word?
  • 38: Does your OC have any pets?
  • 39: Who is your OCs biggest enemy?
  • 40: What is the craziest thing your OC has done?
  • 41: What is your OCs motto about life?
  • 42: Does your OC drink coffee or tea?
  • 43: Who is your OCs biggest hero?
  • 44: What color eyes does your OC have?
  • 45: Does your OC like reading?
  • 46: Is your OC loyal?
  • 47: Does your OC tolerate violence?
  • 48: What social class is your OC from?
  • 49: What country was your OC born in?
  • 50: Does your OC cry easily?
  • 51: What is your OCs favorite genre of music?
  • 52: How does your OC feel about insects?
  • 53: What is your OCs sexual orientation?
  • 54: Does your OC smoke?
  • 55: What gender is your OC?
  • 56: What kind of clothes does your OC wear?
  • 57: Would you call your OC adventurous?
  • 58: Is your OC introverted or extroverted?
  • 59: What is the first thing that someone would notice about your OC?
  • 60: Does your OC enjoy nature?
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(( HEY GUYS this is my pal, I convinced her to give tumblr roleplay a shot! She’s a wonderful writer and has been doing it for years with her own stories, and it would mean so much to me if you could give her a warm welcome, maybe even start a thread with her! <3 ))

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  • "Are you feeling alright?"
  • "Are you sick?"
  • "Do you want me to pick up medicine?"
  • "Do you want soup?"
  • "Have you eaten anything?"
  • "I'm sick."
  • "I am not sick!"
  • "I can't be sick today!"
  • "I love you, but I don't care what you say; you're sick and you're staying home."
  • "I don't get sick."
  • "Just stay home, one day can't hurt."
  • "Stop denying that you're sick, it happens to everyone."
  • "You don't look too good."
  • "You look sick."
  • "You should probably go lie down."
  • "Your temperature is super high."
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