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The Jovian Moons: A Search for Life in the Heart of the Solar System

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Is There Alien Life in the Solar System? – The Science Quiz

The Jovian moon Io is the most geologically active planetary body in the Solar System, making it unlikely for life to exist on this moon. However, the warmth generated by its geological processes could potentially support life.

Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, may have a large subsurface ocean of water. Although evidence is still weak, scientists believe that very salty water could flow to the surface of Ceres, potentially containing microbial life.

Titan, a moon of Saturn, is unique because it is the only planetary body other than Earth to have a complete cycle of liquid on its surface. Titan’s liquid is made of hydrocarbons, raising the possibility of hosting life on this moon.

Triton, a moon of Neptune, rotates in the opposite direction to its host planet and has a radioactive decay within its interior that keeps its mantle liquid. This could provide conditions for life to exist on Triton.

Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, may contain an underground water ocean and ejects plumes of salt water and organic molecules into space through its ice shell hinting at potential life existence.

NASA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) spacecraft will reach Jupiter in 2031 to study Ganymede, Callisto and Europa for signs of life. This mission aims to uncover more about the potential for life on these icy moons of Jupiter.

By Samantha Jones

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