We all know that Cassini is going to crash into Saturn later this month to avoid contaminating one it's moons,
why isn't anyone worried that Cassini will contaminate Saturn itself?
Surely this is just short sighted regards life existing in Saturn's atmosphere?
I know it wouldn't be anything we can recognize as earth-like but I don't rule out life existing in Saturn's atmosphere.
At different altitudes, pressures & temperatures there are different environments that I can see life evolving. I think its just closed minded to rule it out.
If we REALLY wanted to not contaminate anything we should sling it out of the plane of the solar system entirely.