The search for extrasolar planets and potential for alien life is one of the hottest topics in modern science. As such, I thought it would be interesting to discuss the place that some scientists say is most likely to alien host life.

Enceladus seems to be at the top of everyone’s list for alien host planets. This small moon of Saturn is called the most promising bet for life for several reasons. Its surface is icy, but scientists believe there may be water beneath the surface ice. Also, the moon seems to have a boiling core of molten rock, helping to heat the moon to warmer temperatures that can help give rise to life. The most attractive characteristic of Enceladus is the geysers of frozen water spewing from its southern hemisphere. If there is life on Enceladus, these geysers may be continuously gushing life into space, making it easier for scientists to grab potential samples.