Jupiter’s Moon Europa ‘Most Likely’ To Harbor Life

Europa - Two Views (NASA -- Galileo)

“There is a very strong possibility that the surface ice of Europa may contain viable living microorganisms.”

— Richard Hoover, NASA Astrobiologist

In Rumbling Europa’s Hidden Secret, the BBC reviews the prospects of finding life on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, including several quite interesting video shorts. Their assessment is that “this tiny, distant moon is now the most likely place to find life beyond our planet.”

(For more, see our earlier posts Life on Europa? and Life On Icy Moons?)

Europa -- Surface Ice Rafting (NASA -- Galileo)

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Published in: on April 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

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