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Nereid Under Ice

11/11/2010

If alien life exists in our solar system, it may look like this

National Geographic

Pictures of deep-sea vents hidden below ice offer some of our first looks at creatures thriving in conditions akin to those on watery moons.

Kilauea

12/29/2018
How Hawaii's Volcanoes Could Help Us Find Life on Saturn's Icy Moon
Gizmodo

Kilauea’s historically huge 2018 eruption didn’t just transform the southeastern corner of Hawaii’s Big Island. Most of the lava wound up spilling into the ocean, creating an enormous new undersea delta that hardy ocean microbes are already colonizing.

Julie Huber, photo by JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF

9/12/2018
To find life on other planets, scientists are exploring submerged volcanoes on Earth
Boston Globe

Julie Huber, WHOI, inside the Inner Space Center Mission Control area at the University of Rhode Island in Narragansett. NASA is preparing for future space missions by exploring underwater volcanoes off Hawaii.

NASA-OW

5/30/2018
NASA Dives Deep into the Search for Life

NASA

Off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island and more than 3,000 feet beneath the ocean surface lie the warm, bubbling springs of a volcano—a deep-sea location that may hold lessons for the search for extraterrestrial life.

Europa

12/11/2017
Exploring ocean worlds on Earth and beyond
Nature Geoscience 

The exploration of ocean worlds in the outer Solar System offers the opportunity to search for an independent origin of life, and also to advance our capabilities for exploring and understanding life in Earth’s oceans. (Open as pdf.)