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After NASA's announcement last week, Enceladus is the icy moon on everyone's mind -- not that are are many others (sorry, Europa). According to the agency, molecular hydrogen has been found in Enceladus' subterranean ocean, which bolsters the idea that the icy moon could host extraterrestrial microbes. Despite Enceladus' frigid exterior, this ocean is thought to be extremely warm at the bottom -- roughly 90C. So if you're an astrobiologist or tinfoil hat believer like me, this is very exciting because, well, aliens. Obviously.

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.

After NASA's announcement last week, Enceladus is the icy moon on everyone's mind -- not that are are many others (sorry, Europa). According to the agency, molecular hydrogen has been found in Enceladus' subterranean ocean, which bolsters the idea that the icy moon could host extraterrestrial microbes. Despite Enceladus' frigid exterior, this ocean is thought to be extremely warm at the bottom -- roughly 90C. So if you're an astrobiologist or tinfoil hat believer like me, this is very exciting because, well, aliens. Obviously.