NASA is studying an underwater volcano in Hawaii to learn more about alien life

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NASA is kicking off a new project called Subsea — Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog. Its main objective is to explore the environmental conditions in and around the Lō`ihi seamount. The region contains an extensive network of hydrothermal vents making it a rich oasis of biodiversity. Scientists believe that these conditions are similar to what might exist on Saturn’s moon Enceladus.