SETI FW: Life on Jovian moon unlikely

Cecchini, Ron (Ron.Cecchini@GSC.GTE.Com)
Fri, 04 Jun 1999 17:15:57 -0400

*** Life on Jovian moon unlikely LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jupiter's moon Europa probably could not support life because oceans beneath the frozen surface could barely support single-cell organisms let alone complex species, researchers say. Some scientists had suggested oceans exist beneath the frozen surface on Europa, boosting theories that life could develop on Jupiter's fourth-largest moon. The ocean theory was suggested by data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft. But a layer of ice at least 6 miles deep blocks the sun's life-sustaining energy from the water, according to a paper published in Friday's issue of the journal Science. See

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