Looking For Life, On Europa

A close photo of Europa

The BBC website has an interesting article and clips from a TV show about the possibility of life on Europa, an ice-bound moon of Jupiter that is about the same size of Earth’s Moon.  The theory is that all life on Earth has one common element — liquid water — and that studies of Europa indicate that beneath its sheath of ice is a significant amount of liquid water where life could be found.  The scientists compare Europa to inhospitable parts of Earth, like the caves underneath an Icelandic glacier where micro-organic life is found, and ask why life could not therefore be found on Europa.

Check our the videos attached to the article, which are really interesting and well done.

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