NASA: Nearby ocean worlds could be best bet for life beyond Earth

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NASA has new evidence that the most likely places to find life beyond Earth are Jupiter's moon Europa or Saturn's moon Enceladus....The Hubble Space Telescope showed a water plume erupting on the warmest part of the surface of Europa....This is the second time a plume has been observed in this exact spot, which has researchers excited that it could prove to be a feature on the surface. "This is significant, because the rest of the planet isn't easy to predict or understand, and it's happening for the second time in the warmest spot," said Britney Schmidt, second author on the Europa study. Britney Schmidt is an assistant professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. 

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College of Sciences, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Britney Schmidt, NASA, JPL, Europa, Hubble Space Telescope, plumes
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  • Created On: Apr 14, 2017 - 1:13pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 14, 2017 - 1:13pm