Snowing Microbes on Enceladus?

I was listening to a podcast about whether there might be life on Enceladus, one of the innermost moons of Saturn. 

According to NASA scientists, the Cassini spacecraft has flown through plumes of icy water particles that are spraying out at Enceladus's south pole and found salt and organic materials in the icy particles.


A snippet from my drawing as I think about these icy particles.

Image via NASA

And images of my interpretative stitching...

I am stitching using my new favorite luminous silver thread. These images don't really convey how much the thread catches light and and times, almost disappears depending on how the fabric is positioned. 

What are you making today? I'd love to know!

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