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Scientists look at icy moons in search of alien life

by Sanden Totten | Take Two

Kevin Hand shows off a poster with Earth and all the other planets and moons scientists life may exist. Hand points to Saturn's moon Enceladus which is smaller than Earth's moon. Sanden Totten / KPCC

Mars once seemed the best candidate for finding alien life in our solar system. These days though, scientists think icy moons like Europa and Enceladus are more likely to harbor living creatures than the Red Planet.

That's because there's growing evidence suggesting some moons have vast oceans of water flowing under their icy surfaces.

KPCC's science reporter Sanden Totten has the story

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