NASA's Europa Conference Has Evidence That Could Confirm the Existence of Extraterrestrial Life on Jupiter's Moon
Posted on Sep 28, 2016
There was an interesting NASA conference on the 26th of September about Europa, Jupiter's moon. Scientists seem pretty excited about it and it looks like they have good reason to be. Let's see why.
Hubble Space Telescope captured several images that confirm the idea of the possibility of extraterrestrial life.
2. Ocean Beneath the Surface?
A spokesperson from NASA stated: "Astronomers will present results from a unique observing campaign that resulted in surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa."
3. Extraterrestrial Life
When people hear "extraterrestrial life," they assume it means ET or a similar being. However, NASA had to disappoint all who hoped to hear that they found "little green men."
4. Search for Life
NASA has been looking for places in the Solar System besides Earth, where life can develop and be sustained. That's when they found "water plumes" on Europa.
5. Inhabitable Europa
Lorenz Roth is one of the researchers who believe that Europa could be inhabitable. He argues: "This means that future investigations can directly investigate the chemical makeup of Europa’s potentially habitable environment without drilling through layers of ice."
6. Why Is This Subsurface Ocean so Important?
Steve Levin claims: "We think Jupiter’s icy moon Europa has a subsurface ocean of liquid water; and because everywhere on Earth that we’ve found water, we’ve also found life, this is a good place for us to search."
This conference will feature an astronomer, William Sparks, an astrophysicist from NASA, Paul Hertz, a professor from Atlanta, Britney Schmidt and a scientist who works on the Hubble project, Jennifer Wiseman. Everyone hopes for an exciting revelation, but we'll just have to wait and see.