Finding Extraterrestrial Life on Europa

Jupiter Europa

Earlier this week, we learned during a NASA press conference that scientists have discovered huge active plumes containing water vapor being released from the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. This sensational find was made using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Joachim Saur, professor at the Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology of the University of Cologne was principal investigator of the Hubble observing campaign. Read More →

Life on Europa: A Controversial Proposal on a Moon of Jupiter

An astrobiology research team from the University of Arizona has recently claimed that the ocean below a thick layer of ice on Jupiter’s moon Europa is probably lifeless. The research assumes that the ocean regions under the ice layer of the moon are simply too acidic to support life as we know it. In other words, perhaps life does exist as we don’t know it. Read More →