Researchers at the Universidad de Buenos Aires recreated conditions found on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa in the lab, and then proved that some Earth organisms are capable of surviving in that extreme environment. At least, for three hours. It's one experiment in a growing body of work aimed at proving that Earth could seed other planets with life.

6 Responses to “Scientists simulate Europa”

  1. Tim Drage says:

    ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE

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  3. Guest says:

    I prefer the research that says other planets could seed earth with life. Seems more likely unless you truly still believe that the earth is the most important place in the universe.

  4. AbleBakerCharlie says:

    The articles ends with one stinker, though- the notion that Viking 1/2 might have brought along colonies with them- trouble is, they are the Mars probes *least* likely to have brought along hitchhikers, since they were intentionally, brutally sterilized to ensure there was no contamination of the life detection package- much to the chagrin of the engineers who had to design 1970′s computers that could be baked for days on end. Subsequent probes have not been nearly as squeaky clean.

  5. Brainspore says:

    I prefer the research that says other planets could seed earth with life.

    That’s also worthy of study but a heck of a lot harder to confirm since we don’t have any examples of life known to have come from other planets.

  6. benher says:

    Panspermia in 3…2…

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