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Complex life on Europa?

Post by Giangore on 10th October 2009, 12:11 pm

New study suggests that the Jupiter's satellite Europa Could contain in its ocean an elevated concentration of oxigen, that could allow the presence of complex multicelluler life... see the article here http://www.universetoday.com/2009/10/08/europa-capable-of-supporting-life-scientist-says/#more-42303

Great news!!

your comment please...

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Re: Complex life on Europa?

Post by NuclearVacuum on 10th October 2009, 1:59 pm

I have always thought that we would find fish and marine animals on Europa, whether or not the papers say it could happen. I can't wait to meet them ^_^

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Re: Complex life on Europa?

Post by Lazarus on 20th October 2009, 3:16 pm

Alternatively this could be doom for any Europan biosphere. Oxygen is toxic to anaerobic organisms, it could rip prebiotic molecules to shreds. It'd be a very interesting result if there had been life on Europa, which was extinguished by rising oxygen levels.
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Re: Complex life on Europa?

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 20th October 2009, 3:30 pm

Yes indeed, that's what I was thinking. Oxygen is quite reactive. I'm not quite sure how they got this new oxygen estimate anyway, so I sort of left the topic alone.

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Re: Complex life on Europa?

Post by Giangore on 22nd October 2009, 2:02 pm

infact, the study estimates that the oxigen reached the Europa's ocean only 2 billion years later its formation, allows life to rise.
See this http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Europa_Ocean_Contains_Enough_Oxygen_To_Support_Life_999.html

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