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scientists have seen a fractured, ice-covered world with tantalising signs of a liquid water ocean under its surface. Such an environment could potentially be a hospitable home for microbial life, NASA researchers said.
Originally posted by shells4u
reply to post by Arken
yep and we will be drilling for oil there any day now...but cool thread and interesting...
But I suspect: they probably won't find & publish any further evidence relating to astrobiology prior to the next rover mission planned for 2020. They may 'officially' come across vague hints concerning microbial life in the past, but that will almost certainly require confirmation with a different set of instruments.
It's an awesome machine and a great science team - but openly communicating all their findings is probably not part of their agenda ...