Saturn Moon Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of the Saturn has become the biggest interest for the scientists. The scientists have now found the molecular hydrogen on the icy moon. The molecular hydrogen is the cause behind the chemical reactions at the deep sea. The hydrothermal vent in the deep sea gives rise to methanogenesis and that can actually support life system of its own. It is the same at the earth. The same phenomenon is now found in Saturn Moon Enceladus. The deep sea in the subsurface of the moon should have adequate molecular hydrogen for this process and it is possible thanks to the amount of Hydrogen and Carbon Di Oxide found on the ice surface of the moon.
However, there are two things that come out of the researches. The first is that the Saturn Moon Enceladus is much more habitable than it was thought earlier. The second is that the expectancy of life in the moon as of now is very pretty much less. However, more data and information should be helpful to draw a conclusion. Here are some of the intakes of the research that show the possible outcomes are the likely result.
Hydrogen is formed due to the reaction of Water with Rocks present at the subsurface of the moon. The chemical energy produced at the deep sea is more than the amount required for methanogenesis that can support life. The water remains liquid due to the immense gravitational force of the Saturn that twists and stretches the moon. It in turns create the tidal heat and keep the water liquid.
However, the amount of hydrogen does not get reduced at the sea level drastically that shows no life.
However, these are just the research outcomes and the scientists would welcome more data to articulate a formal report on the results.