Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space (Paperback)

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Inside the epic quest to find life on the water-rich moons at the outer reaches of the solar system

Where is the best place to find life beyond Earth? We often look to Mars as the most promising site in our solar system, but recent scientific missions have revealed that some of the most habitable real estate may actually lie farther away. Beneath the frozen crusts of several of the small, ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn lurk vast oceans that may have been in existence for as long as Earth. Could there be organisms living in their depths? Alien Oceans reveals the science behind the thrilling quest to find out.

About the Author


Kevin Peter Hand is a scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he is leading an effort to land a spacecraft on the surface of Europa. He has helped lead expeditions to the glaciers of Kilimanjaro, the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, and the sea ice of the North Pole.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780691207889
ISBN-10: 0691207887
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 304
Language: English