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The Hubble Telescope found more evidence of vast plumes of water bursting through the icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. What does this tell us about the potential for life on Europa?

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New findings have increased the likelihood that there is a vast ocean lying under the surface of Europa. Jupiter’s moon is emerging as one of the most likely places in our solar system to find life. Why do we think Europa is such a good bet for extra-terrestrial life? What would might that life look-like? And how soon will we be able to confirm this?

Written and hosted by Matt O’Dowd
Produced by Rusty Ward
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Hydrothermal Vents:

Winter Flounder – Antifreeze Protein

Sky Whale:
Hypothetical advanced underwater life such as might exist in Europa’s ocean.
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  1. I hate your S ssssssssss

  2. we have the technology + the resources! All the space agencies i.e. NASA, ESA, SpaceX, ISA and iSpace should team up and quickly launch several rockets with probes and rovers bound for the jovian moons to uncover their secrets once and for all.. it should have been done 2 decades ago! Humanity needs to stop wasting time and cross the moons off our bucket list already! Planning and planning and planning.. just get it over with guys!

  3. I don't think water is that important to life to exist and evolve. Change my mind.

  4. A guess about Europa's ocean… – STERILE. Do I want to see anything else? – of course. But not likely. – We will find 1) – The ocean is much much smaller than we thought… and 2) – nothing is there.

  5. Why is it that we have not sent an orbiting satellite to completely map the entire planet?

  6. Io the last place the traveler touched

  7. So Barotrauma isnt just a game afterall.

  8. I want to watch these videos so bad but I can't stand watching this guy narrate the video

  9. This idea is really is a religion. Its amazing how a lethal environment brings life Not nurtured environment that we have seen in our surrounding in environment in which we live in. Interesting how this evolution religion try's to explain life and it completely backwards on what we know that support life.

  10. The preasure on europa is intense so two holes I'll be best in the kce

  11. Can we build a nuclear powered drill already?

  12. I believe that we will find life. And there’s more earths as well. Why would God make just one earth 🌏

  13. So Jupiter’ and Saturn Have Moons That Have Life
    (they could have life)

  14. Google the Kalergi plan to know what you will find in Europa.

  15. might be just every action in the universe is conscious…. but if you're not looking with the right eyes you don't know where the system of that consciousness begins and ends. In other words we're experiencing the universe rather than a free part of it.

  16. Wow NASA is lunching it right now

  17. God I hate this guy's voice. And his mannerisms. And his mullet

  18. there is properly intelligent octopus creatures watching videos about sending a probe to earth and what life could be there

  19. 👹 Might Satan be lurking at your chamber door? 👹

  20. Jüpiter's Müün has Öüceans.

  21. I can't be the only person that has seen the movie Europa Report.

  22. Fast moving shiny craft all thru earths skies and oceans for decades but lets publicly keep in denial about that.

  23. no they will be called Euromoonies

  24. But why does it take so long to send a probe to Europa, if they already know for decades that there possibly is a liquid ocean?

  25. Clarke theorized most everything about Europa 35 years ago

  26. Maybe volcanic vents also knew Epstein didn't kill himself?

  27. I whatching in 2020 got so exited😄

    and then he said 2022 😢

  28. Europe in Dutch is called "Europa"

  29. 50 billion years ago…
    Aliens: that planet made out of only water is sick and it has nice weather let’s give it a name hmmmm

  30. I love it when Thor explains the universe to me.

  31. If Europa has been around since the dawn of our planet with geysers and an ocean, then it should be possible for life to exist

  32. If there are alien sea creatures and they are safe enough like a shark or something not too dangerous I hope they bring some back here

  33. A 100 km we are talking about 60 to 70 miles lol I'm not a 100% sure but I think our ocean is like 8 miles deep

  34. your shoulders are so uneven it bothers me pls stretch ffs

  35. 3:20 poor guy got his name obliterated

  36. If an asian moved to Europa, would it be called Asiopan

  37. Send crustaceans to Europa!

  38. How thick is the ice crust on europa??? Before reaching the ocean.

  39. Having water is not enough for life. There is no reason why the conditions on earth to start life temperate conditions, stagnant water and oxygen are an exception but absolutely necessary, even if there are creatures that don't require oxygen to exist on earth

  40. We will see a Toronto man

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