“Hybrid” Environment Discovered At The Jaco Scar

In 2010, new animal species were discovered living in a “hybrid” environment deep within the ocean off Costa Rica. The results of that discovery were published today in the March 7 issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The “hybrid” environment is described as a combination of hot and cold habitats, where the …

“Space Drill” Will Search For Life Within Saturn Moon’s Frozen Depths

Moving forward in the unending quest for life beyond Earth, scientists are now hoping to explore the depths of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Like Europa, the surface of Enceladus is composed of ice. But, also like Europa, beneath that layer of ice is a liquid ocean where organic life may flourish. If all goes to plan, scientists …

A Quick Trip To Europa

NASA is considering a 7-day mission to the Jovian moon Europa, which would commence in 2020 and allow us to explore its icy surface and the potentially life-bearing ocean underneath. Scientists have designed a mission that would involve sending two landers directly to Jupiter’s moon. They would be outfitted in such a way as to …

Is There Life on Europa?

Scientists  have long been mystified by the possibility of a liquid ocean beneath the icy and reflective surface of Jupiter’s sixth moon, Europa. Now, scientists have revealed a new theory, devised from old evidence, that suggests liquid water lakes may be much closer to the surface than originally thought.