Life exploration begins on the Europa
The hunt of extraterrestrial is known as most ambitious project being operated by humans. If successful , this project will give better understanding of human life and life on other planet as well. The NASA seems to be taking new approach to the problem. Many of the extraterrestrial searches are aimed away from the solar system, our home.
But the new NASA project will hunt for the possibility of life on the Jupiter’s moon Europa. For ordinary reader this project is just another extra terrestrial hunt but NASA is assuring that this is its most ambitious project till now. The moon is known to be covered under thick ice sheet and may have underwater ocean beneath.
We all know that possibility of the evolution of life is more in the water body than continental location. Therefore finding traces of water on another planet is known to be a big achievement in space missions. NASA’s Science Mission Directorate informed the press about these development. John Grunsfeld spoke to press on behalf of the world’s premiere space agency.
The water body is known to be solar systems largest deposit of water and the researchers face tough challenge to hunt down signs of life there. The Jupiter already had Galileo space probe inspecting the atmosphere and researchers shot listed Europa as most promising candidate for life hunt back in 1990s. The natural satellite has same size our moon but hosts salty ocean under ice cover. The water volume captured is two times bigger than the Earth.