NASA Mission Will Look for Life

SCIENCE NASA has taken the first small step in a mission to explore Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, one of the most likely places in our solar system for alien life to exist. (Smithsonian) Our Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand has also been “Looking for Life” on Europa—learn how! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Smithsonian … Continue reading NASA Mission Will Look for Life

Extraterrestrial Ocean

SCIENCE A substantial ocean most likely exists beneath the icy surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, raising the possibility that extraterrestrial life exists in its briny depths. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to understand how astrobiologists are looking for life on Enceladus and elsewhere. Discussion Ideas The analysis of Enceladus’ icy surface and churning interior was done with the amazing Cassini spacecraft. Read through our … Continue reading Extraterrestrial Ocean