Tuesday, June 2

Possibility of life on europa :Nasa is confident about finding life on Europa in its next mission

June 1, 2015 - 'If we do it will be an enormous step forward in our understanding of our place in the universe'

Christopher Hooton is a Senior Reporter for Independent.co.uk 

Nasa has given details on how it hopes to find life on Jupiter's moon Europa in a mission launching in the 2020s that will seek to determine if the satellite is habitable.

It is thought that beneath Europa's icy surface there is an ocean sitting on a rocky bed punctured by hydrothermal vents that could circulate heat and nutrients.

"After five billion years with conditions like that, it could be a very habitable place," said Jim Green, director of NASA's planetary science division, at a news conference. "We believe the environment is just perfect for the potential development of life."

Read more: http://www.disclose.tv/news/nasa_is_confident_about_finding_life_on_europa_in_its_next_mission/118680#ixzz3by19GXEj

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