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If you were to fly over Enceladus' southernmost regions, you'd witness a remarkable sight. With surprising frequency, this ice-covered moon spurts a plume of water into space - a telltale sign that a global ocean lies underneath. Scientists have struggled to explain how such a tiny moon could sustain enough energy to maintain a liquid ocean, but new research shows that a porous core could do the trick, and that Enceladus has been wet for billions of years - a potential sign of habitability.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

If you were to fly over Enceladus' southernmost regions, you'd witness a remarkable sight. With surprising frequency, this ice-covered moon spurts a plume of water into space - a telltale sign that a global ocean lies underneath. Scientists have struggled to explain how such a tiny moon could sustain enough energy to maintain a liquid ocean, but new research shows that a porous core could do the trick, and that Enceladus has been wet for billions of years - a potential sign of habitability.