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.
How Hawaii's Volcanoes Could Help Us Find Life on Saturn's Icy Moon
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.
To find life on other planets, scientists are exploring submerged volcanoes on Earth
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 Dives Deep into the Search for Life
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.
Exploring ocean worlds on Earth and beyond
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.)
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