Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life on Jupiter's icy moon

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Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life on Jupiter's icy moon

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:31 pm

Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life on Jupiter's icy moon

Date: February 23, 2018

Source: Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Summary: Scientists compare primitive Earth scenario with satellite Europa's conditions; the Jupiterian moon could host microorganisms at the bottom of a huge warm ocean located underneath its frozen crust.

Jupiter's icy moon Europa is a major target of astrobiology research in light of the possibility that it offers a habitable environment in the Solar System. Under its ice crust, estimated to be 10 km thick, is an ocean of liquid water of over 100 km deep. A huge source of energy deriving from gravitational interaction with Jupiter keeps this water warm.

Theoretical research to evaluate the microbial habitability of Europa using data collected from analogous environments on Earth has been conducted by a group of Brazilian researchers linked to the University of São Paulo (USP) that jointly authored an article published in Scientific Reports.

"We studied the possible effects of a biologically usable energy source on Europa based on information obtained from an analogous environment on Earth," said Douglas Galante, a researcher at Brazil's National Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) and the Astrobiology Research Center (NAP-Astrobio) of the University of São Paulo's Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics & Atmospheric Sciences (IAG-USP).

Galante coordinates the study, supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation -- FAPESP through a Master's fellowship from chemist Thiago Pereira, co-author of the article who has in Galante his supervisor, and through a Thematic Project which aims at investigating places in Brazil and Africa with possible vestiges of geochemical and isotopical transformations related to the emergence of multicelular life in Neoproterozoic Age.


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Re: Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life on Jupiter's icy moon

Postby Lance Kennedy » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:05 pm

I can quote someone else on this thread.
Oh, that is right. It was Gawdzilla, who pointed put that we have a sample of one to base speculation of life elsewhere.

In other words, such speculation is not terribly helpful.

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:19 pm

Lance Kennedy wrote:I can quote someone else on this thread.
Oh, that is right. It was Gawdzilla, who pointed put that we have a sample of one to base speculation of life elsewhere.

In other words, such speculation is not terribly helpful.

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Re: Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life on Jupiter's icy moon

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:41 pm

The movie "2010: The year we make contact" has a probe discovering life on Europa, at the end of the film. Sadly I can find a You tube clip. In the movie, the monolith aliens turn Jupiter into a second sun for the primitive aliens on Europa.

Here is a clip of Jupiter being turned into a sun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38EDhpxzn2g

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Re: Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life on Jupiter's icy moon

Postby Gord » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:07 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:...Sadly I can find a You tube clip....

Sadly you can? Did you dislike that movie?
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Re: Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life on Jupiter's icy moon

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:49 am

Gord wrote:
Matthew Ellard wrote:...Sadly I can find a You tube clip....

Sadly you can? Did you dislike that movie?

I can remember the "n't" myself very often.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:52 am

Lance Kennedy wrote:I can quote someone else on this thread.
Oh, that is right. It was Gawdzilla, who pointed put that we have a sample of one to base speculation of life elsewhere.

In other words, such speculation is not terribly helpful.

A sample of one tells us where to look first.
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Re: Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life on Jupiter's icy moon

Postby Matthew Ellard » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:51 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:...Sadly I can find a You tube clip....
Gord wrote:Sadly you can? Did you dislike that movie?


Whoopsy Daisy....A typo. I mean't I can't find a film clip of the alien scene. :D

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Re: Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life on Jupiter's icy moon

Postby Gord » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:31 pm

I get so confused reading youse peoples spellings.... :dizzy: Why can't everybodies be perfects like meeeees!
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