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Potential Ocean Underneath Jupiter's Surface

Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found out that there is an ocean beneath the surface of Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede. According to NASA officials, this ocean that is buried under a thick crust of ice may hold more water than the collective amount of water on Earth. 108 more words

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Signs of Warm Water Found on Enceladus

NASA’s spacecraft, Cassini, has made an astonishing discovery about one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus. This spacecraft has entered Saturn’s orbit and is sending information to the space center about Saturn and its moons. 111 more words

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Subsurface oceans everywhere and the possible pervasiveness of life

Well, it now looks like Ganymede, one of Jupiter’s moons, has a subsurface ocean.

Ganymede’s great distinction among moons – apart from its size – is that it has its own magnetic field.

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Three conditions are necessary for SETI to succeed

Tom Hartsfield has a post up at Real Clear Science criticizing both the Drake equation and SETI:

If you like science fiction, you’re probably familiar with the…

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Clouds and the Search for Life

Today we are going to talk about clouds—not the clouds above us, but far, far from us—clouds on exoplanets. Also known as an extrasolar planet, an exoplanet is a planet outside of our own solar system, orbiting a host star that is not our sun. 1,485 more words
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Extraterrestrial life. Theology. Human suffering.

Some months ago top US astronomers gathered in front of congress to let them know that extraterrestrial life exists without question. Their main argument was the size of the universe, emphasizing that there are trillions of stars out there, with one in every five most likely harboring an Earth-like planet. 206 more words

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