- Mar 1, 2012Oxidants from the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa's might react with sulfides and other compounds in the moon's ocean, generating acids. This could make the ocean too acidic to support complex life.
- Dec 30, 2011Astrobiology Magazine is highlighting the top 10 stories of 2011. At number four, scientists find evidence of giant, shallow lakes beneath the surface of Europa. Data suggests that there is an exchange of materials between Europa's icy shell and the moon's subsurface ocean - bolstering
- Nov 18, 2011Scientists have potentially found evidence of giant, shallow lakes beneath the surface of Europa. Data suggests that there is an exchange of materials between Europa's icy shell and the moon's subsurface ocean - bolstering arguments that Europa could support habitats for life.
- Jan 1, 2010AM is highlighting the top 10 astrobiology stories of 2009. At number 2 is the announcement of the next mission to the outer solar system: Jupiter´s icy moon Europa. Astrobiologists hope to investigate the ocean of Europa for evidence of alien life. (Originally was
- Oct 16, 2009New research suggests that there is plenty of oxygen available in the subsurface ocean of Europa to support oxygen-based metabolic processes for life similar to that on Earth. In fact, there may be enough oxygen to support complex, animal-like organisms with greater oxygen demands than
- Oct 16, 2009Nova pesquisa sugere que há bastante oxigênio disponível no oceano sub-superficial de Europa para sustentar processos metabólicos baseados em oxigênio para vida similar à da Terra. De fato, pode haver oxigênio suficiente para sustentar organismos complexos como animais com demandas de oxigênio bem maiores que
- Feb 20, 2009NASA and ESA officials have decided to pursue a mission to Jupiter and its four largest moons. These moons are important locations of interest for astrobiologists. Europa in particular, with its cache of subsurface water, is thought to be one of the most likely places
- Dec 17, 2008New studies indicate that Europa may harbor a more dynamic ocean than previously believed beneath its icy exterior. The gravitational pull of Jupiter could be producing powerful waves in the ocean, which in turn could have implications on the habitability of the unique moon.