Evidence of liquid water on Enceladus and possible ongoing Hydrothermal activity place Enceladus as one of the primary candidates for finding extraterrestrial life within our solar system. This short film represents the future mission concept of Enceladus sample return collecting organic materials embedded in icy particles. Without having to land on the surface the spacecraft will fly-through plumes ejecting from the south polar regions of Enceladus.
Producer: Yuki Tazaki
Director: Tyler Bowers
3D Artists: Takuma Sasaki, Kenji Tanaka, Yusuke Mizuno
Sound Design: Tomohiro Nagasaki
Scientific Supervisor: Kosuke Fujishima (ELSI)
Curator: Arina Tsukada