Exploring Europa – Ocean Worlds of the Outer Solar System


Where is the best place to find living life beyond Earth? It may be a small, ice-covered moon of Jupiter or Saturn that harbors some of the most habitable real estate in our Solar System. Life loves liquid water and these moons have lots of it! Dr.Kevin Hand, Deputy Chief Scientist for Solar System Exploration at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains the science behind how these oceans exist and what we know about the conditions on these worlds. Dr. Hand focuses on Jupiter’s moon Europa, which is a top priority for future NASA missions and shows how the exploration of Earth’s ocean is helping our understanding of the potential habitability of worlds.

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  1. Ok I know this vids old so probably won't get a response but I have a question what if we shot some of Earth's most tenacious and tough bacteria or microbes or maybe small bugs onto a planet in our solar system that is believed to have water send the proper sensors and equipment with to monitor those small lil guys for as long as they stay alive would any useful date come out of an experiment like this

  2. Goodness. So really this isn't a water world at all. and to think that little bit of water caused all this life everywhere on land and even has its own cycle to be dispersed and redistributed around the world.

  3. So why do we send rover after rover after rover to Mars, a dead planet with no hope of supporting life? If we had sent a rover to Europa or Titan 6 years ago it would be landing now. We have China growing plants on the dark side of the moon with their rover I would rather see a rover go there than any more of them to Mars.

  4. Wait until ET's arrive, one thing leads to another and another, and another, etc. The world will be upside down to uncover all… then what? Segregation, then what? My knowledge of the revolving psycho-electromagnetism in and about all beings as equal but it's the programming that differs!

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