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Researchers hunting for signs of life beyond Earth have long been drawn to Europa because several features of the moon’s icy surface — including its bright color, networks of long fractures and crater-free terrain — suggest that the moon contains a vast ocean buried under the ice. Now one researcher has calculated that the proposed ocean may receive about 100 times more oxygen than previous models indicated — enough to support respiration by 3 million tons of fish or their Europan equivalent.
Originally posted by BaronVonGodzilla
...Venus, once thought to be a lush tropical place with many plants and oceans, turned out to be a horrible volcanic frying pan...
Originally posted by DaMod
...The best part would be if what is alive on Europa is outside our current taxonomic hierarchical structure here on earth. Even if it just turns out to be totally alien (to the way we view them) microbes!
Do any of you have any idea what that would mean as far as life on other worlds outside our solar system?