EAS Blog: That’s No Moon…


Could the ice shelves on our planet help us unlock the secrets of alien life on other planets? Dr. Britney Schmidt and her research team think so. Over the course of several expeditions to the McMurdo Ice Shelf in Antarctica, she explores the possible ways in which microbial life flourishes in this frigid, harsh environment. Europa, the smallest of Jupiter's Galilean moons, exhibits similar characteristics to those found among our ice shelves, meaning that Europa could potentially harbor the same kinds of life that call those ice shelves home.

See the entire entry on the EAS Blog, authored by Matt Barr.