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Is there fish-size life on Europa ?

By T.K. Randall
November 20, 2009 · Comment icon 20 comments

Image Credit: NASA/JPL
For years astrobiologists have speculated over the possibility that life could exist right now under the frozen crust of Jupiter's moon Europa, if this is the case how evolved could this life be - could there be "fish" living there ?
In the oceans of a moon hundreds of millions of miles from the sun, something fishy may be alive—right now. Below its icy crust Jupiter's moon Europa is believed to host a global ocean up to a hundred miles (160 kilometers) deep, with no land to speak of at the surface.


Source: National Geographic | Comments (20)




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Comment icon #11 Posted by kobolds 15 years ago
This would not surprise me at all, There are plenty of scientists working on how to penetrate thru the thick ice and explore under it, Im sure man will finally get it done but its not going to happen in our generation, I don't know about that . but one thing will be biggest issue is how to make sure the driller work without stuck / halt in middle . here we are talking drilling miles of thick ice . the machine may stuck by rock (if unlucky) or crystal or freeze due to too cool . the easiest way is to send out a nuke to take care of the ice then drop the machine . not a good idea but sure will w... [More]
Comment icon #12 Posted by 747400 15 years ago
I don't know about that . but one thing will be biggest issue is how to make sure the driller work without stuck / halt in middle . here we are talking drilling miles of thick ice . the machine may stuck by rock (if unlucky) or crystal or freeze due to too cool . the easiest way is to send out a nuke to take care of the ice then drop the machine . not a good idea but sure will work. Mmmm, if the idea is to see if there might be life there, that might not perhaps be the best approach. I suppose you might find out that there had been life there...
Comment icon #13 Posted by Paracelse 15 years ago
For sale: Very long fishing equipment. Any guests?
Comment icon #14 Posted by brlesq1 15 years ago
A really great sci-fi novel can be written about it..... Maybe discover an advanced squidly civilization? It is exciting, though.
Comment icon #15 Posted by MID 15 years ago
A really great sci-fi novel can be written about it..... It was...or,they were: 2010: Oddysey Two (1982), and... 2061: Odyssey Three (1987), by Arthur C. Clarke. Life under the sea of Europa...
Comment icon #16 Posted by 747400 15 years ago
It was...or,they were: 2010: Oddysey Two (1982), and... 2061: Odyssey Three (1987), by Arthur C. Clarke. Life under the sea of Europa... My word, is that going to happen next year? If only ACC (and similar visionaries) had been in charge of allocating the budget for space exploration, rather than the politicians being in charge; maybe then it would have.
Comment icon #17 Posted by NightMoon 15 years ago
Very fascinating.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Malruhn 15 years ago
It bothers the heck out of me that we are only looking for extraterrestrial life that looks terrestrial. Why the heck are we looking for a danged Star Trek alien that looks like a damned human with a prosthetic on their nose... or a freaky looking FISH? Why not actually look for something ALIEN?
Comment icon #19 Posted by MID 15 years ago
My word, is that going to happen next year? If only ACC (and similar visionaries) had been in charge of allocating the budget for space exploration, rather than the politicians being in charge; maybe then it would have. Yes...my thoughts exactly.
Comment icon #20 Posted by MID 15 years ago
It bothers the heck out of me that we are only looking for extraterrestrial life that looks terrestrial. Why the heck are we looking for a danged Star Trek alien that looks like a damned human with a prosthetic on their nose... or a freaky looking FISH? Why not actually look for something ALIEN? Actually, life as we know it, in all its complexity and variety, has only ever been found on Earth, so we look for signals, or some chemistry that corresponds to our understanding of living things. What else could we look for? Anything that we find will, by definition, be alien.


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