30 may. 2015

NASA to Look for Life on Europa

NASA has unveiled an array of nine instrument packages that are to be included on an upcoming space probe that will be sent to Jupiter's moon Europa, of which will include sensors that will look for evidence of life.

Europa is considered to be a good candidate for harboring life, with what scientists believe to be a liquid, salty ocean over a rocky surface, and hydrothermal vents that could provide heat and nutrients for potential organisms. Conditions similar to these are also found on Earth, and teem with life.

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