E.T. Talk pp 31-50 | Cite as

Life in the Solar System?

Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


Europa, the smallest of the four moons of Jupiter discovered by Galileo­ Galilei, has attracted much speculation on whether it might be inhabited ever since it was observed by the Voyager probes. This is mostly due to the fact that water, or better said, water-ice, is the most evident feature of that world, with ice covering this interesting satellite completely, turning it into a smooth white ball.


Solar System Liquid Water Martian Atmosphere Atmospheric Methane Global Mars Surveyor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Astronomical ObservatoryUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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