On the possibility of biological evolution on Europa

  • Julian Chela-Flores
Part of the Cellular Origin and Life in Extreme Habitats book series (COLE, volume 3)


The satellites of the planet Jupiter were discovered early in the 17th century. The most intriguing possibilities for detecting extraterrestrial microbial life lie within the Jovian system, particularly in Europa, the second of the Galilean satellites.


Solar System Hydrothermal Vent Giant Planet Carbonaceous Chondrite Galilean Satellite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian Chela-Flores
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical PhysicsTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Institute for Advanced StudiesCaracas
  3. 3.School of Theoretical PhysicsDublin

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