The Jupiter's moon Europe may be inhabited. The scientists do not exclude that that distant cosmic body can be considered as a potential zone of an alien life in the solar system. The researchers and the astronomers have many theories and assumptions about the Europe. The latter are associated with subsurface liquid oceans that can support life. The NASA astronomers believe that processes such as radioactive decay or tidal forces could generate enough heat to allow liquid water to remain on the icy planet of Europe.
By the way, the temperature in Europe does not exceed minus 140 degrees. However, there are many facts indicating that life on the Europe is possible. The scientists are not sure of any specific forms of that life, but the satellite Europe is of great interest.
The scientists believe that under the thick plates of the ice on the surface there may be a liquid ocean. The same ocean can be on the surface of another satellite accompanying the Saturn - Enceladus. Such assumptions were made based on the detected jets of water vapor.
The astronomers are encouraged that these satellites can conceal the life that exists in the hydrothermal springs of the Earth. In 2024, NASA will begin its mission to the Europe. The researchers are creating equipment to find any form of life on the satellite.
The scientists Mohit Melvani Daswani and Stephen Vance focused on organizing processes to find out where the water comes from. It is assumed that its appearance may be associated with aquifers that were destroyed by the heat of the radioactive decay.
Now they intend to make a model of the physical properties of the satellite’s core and its liquid ocean. An earlier research has helped establish that the Europe is considered as a salt planet. Perhaps that is due to the deep ocean and high concentrations of carbon dioxide, sulfate and calcium.