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  1. #1
    Cly Tuskegee Airman [foredate your moneyless friar's-cowl]
    So there are planets (moons) in our solar system with water... Which given our knowledge means they could harbour life

    food for thought

    stay frosty
  2. #2
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Space Nigga [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    But do they have oil is the question.
  3. #3
    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    On 3 April 2014, NASA reported that evidence for a large underground ocean of liquid water on Enceladus, moon of planet Saturn, had been found by the Cassini spacecraft.

    As of December 2015, the confirmed liquid water in the Solar System outside Earth is 25–50 times the volume of Earth's water (1.3 billion cubic kilometers)

    Scientists' consensus is that a layer of liquid water exists beneath Europa's (moon of Jupiter) surface, and that heat from tidal flexing allows the subsurface ocean to remain liquid.[14] It is estimated that the outer crust of solid ice is approximately 10–30 km (6–19 mi) thick, including a ductile "warm ice" layer, which could mean that the liquid ocean underneath may be about 100 km (60 mi) deep.[15] This leads to a volume of Europa's oceans of 3 × 1018 m3, slightly more than two times the volume of Earth's oceans.

    Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, has shown geysers of water, confirmed by the Cassini spacecraft in 2005 and analyzed more deeply in 2008. Gravimetric data in 2010–2011 confirmed a subsurface ocean. While previously believed to be localized, most likely in a portion of the southern hemisphere, evidence revealed in 2015 now suggests the subsurface ocean is global in nature.[16]

    In addition to water, these geysers from vents near the south pole contained small amounts of salt, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and volatile hydrocarbons. The melting of the ocean water and the geysers appear to be driven by tidal flux from Saturn.
  4. #4
    Cly Tuskegee Airman [foredate your moneyless friar's-cowl]
    Yea, life can form in those underwater vents, "smokers”.
  5. #5
    Erekshun African Astronaut
    If we find life on another planet that is trying to evolutionize, we should destroy it to save them the misery that is called earth.
  6. #6
    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    Originally posted by Erekshun If we find life on another planet that is trying to evolutionize, we should destroy it to save them the misery that is called earth.

    You would step on the planet's one organism?
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