Finding aliens on icy moon Enceladus
Enceladus is the best candidate in our solar system to find extraterrestrial life - so why has NASA not yet funded a mission there? Jonathan Lunine is at the forefront of planetary research and the Principal Investigator of the Enceladus Life Finder (ELF) mission - a missionthat has been proposed to NASA to find out if aliens exist on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Based on the hardest science we have.
In this episode of Space Cowboys, we’re talking about the amazing icy worlds of Enceladus, Europa, and Titan - and ask why it might take some curious billionaires to actually fund ELF. Because NASA has still not allocated money to fund this most important of missions. Lunine is a planetary scientist and physicist and the Director of the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science at Cornell University’s Carl Sagan Institute.
is a show hosted by science journalists Thys Roes and Herbert Blankesteijn. Today’s co-host is Joeri Nortier.