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Originally posted by CiderGood_HeadacheBad
Originally posted by MarkLuitzen
You are stuck with some others in the idea that life has to evolve or has to obey the same principals as it does on our planet. Life is harder to beat than some people think. Life will adept to the surcomstances which it is in. And light is not a pre for life for example life at the bottom off the ocean it is covert in complete darkness stil there is life. Why because they have adept.
Fair enough, life can adapt to it's surroundings, but I think conditions on Europa are too harsh. I'd be very surprised if NASA found anything more than single cells.
Originally posted by MrEisenhower
Well I'd expect, like Gaz said, there to some single-celled organism, or at least maybe proteins.
Originally posted by guadalupejoe
btw.. friend told me that negroes are a product of the "Big Foot" and have that dna in them... Big Foot by the way he says are all over this planet. what are their duties? they are here to devour the 'energy' from dead evil aliens... that is good for humans cause big foot helps get rid of evil dead alien spirits and their energy...
Originally posted by Picollo30
btw has anyone seen Zeitgeist, the part about religion and Christ. It seems Jesus never existed and the christianism was just a copy of the sumerian tradition and the egyptian cult to the Sun. In other words Christianism and The Vatican are a farse.
As for Europa as there is some form of water there, its logical that it can sustain some forms of life, maybe algae, fish, etc.
At a meeting in Washington last week, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and European Space Agency officials decided to continue pursuing studies of a mission to Jupiter and its four largest moons, and to plan for another potential mission to visit Saturn's largest moon Titan and Enceladus.
Both of these proposed missions are grand endeavors that set the stage for future planetary science research. These outer planet flagship missions could eventually answer questions about how our solar system formed and whether life exists elsewhere in the universe.
The missions, called the Europa Jupiter System Mission and the Titan Saturn System Mission, are the result of NASA and ESA merging their separate mission concepts. NASA originally studied four mission concepts during 2007, which were narrowed down to two proposals in 2008. One finalist was a Europa Orbiter to explore that icy moon of Jupiter and its subsurface water ocean. The other was a Titan Orbiter to visit the Saturn moon.
Independently, in 2007, ESA also initiated a competition to select its flagship mission for the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 slot of the ESA scientific programme. Two finalists, called Laplace and Tandem, were selected by ESA for further study. Laplace was a set of spacecraft to orbit Jupiter and eventually orbit and land on Europa. Tandem was a set of spacecraft intended to orbit Titan and explore its surface, after also exploring the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
The Europa Jupiter System Mission would use two robotic orbiters to conduct unprecedentedly detailed studies of the giant gaseous planet Jupiter and its moons Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. NASA would build one orbiter, initially named Jupiter Europa. ESA would build the other orbiter, initially named Jupiter Ganymede. The probes would launch in 2020 on two separate launch vehicles from different launch sites. The orbiters would reach the Jupiter system in 2026 and spend at least three years conducting research. Europa has a surface of ice, and scientists theorize it has an ocean of water beneath that could provide a home for living things.
Jupiter Europa Orbiter (JEO) Concept
JEO is the NASA element of the EJSM. It is designed to follow-up on the major discoveries of the Galileo and Voyager missions at Europa, especially its ocean. JEO will be built to withstand the intense radiation in Europa orbit, and would consist of an orbiter with 11 science instruments designed for extensive mapping of Europa. On the way to Europa, JEO will tour the Jovian system and make routine and frequent observations of Jupiter, its satellites and its environment. Additional information can be found in the EJSM Joint Summary Report ( opfm.jpl.nasa.gov... ).
In this movie Europa is seen in a cutaway view through two cycles of its 3.5 day orbit about the giant planet Jupiter. Like Earth, Europa is thought to have an iron core, a rocky mantle and a surface ocean of salty water. Unlike on Earth, however, this ocean is deep enough to cover the whole moon, and being far from the sun, the ocean surface is globally frozen over. Europa's orbit is eccentric, which means as it travels around Jupiter, large tides, raised by Jupiter, rise and fall. Jupiter's position relative to Europa is also seen to librate, or wobble, with the same period. This tidal kneading causes frictional heating within Europa, much in the same way a paper clip bent back and forth can get hot to the touch, as illustrated by the red glow in the interior of Europa's rocky mantle and in the lower, warmer part of its ice shell. This tidal heating is what keeps Europa's ocean liquid and could prove critical to the survival of simple organisms within the ocean, if they exist. The giant planet Jupiter is now shown to be rotating from west to east, though more slowly than its actual rate.