Thursday, October 22, 2009
Jupiter moon may have ocean with enough oxygen to support life
Astronomers have suspected Europa (a moon of Jupiter) had an ocean sloshing beneath its icy surface, and early studies suggested that ocean wouldn’t have much oxygen. But a new University of Tucson study projects Europa’s oceans “about 100 times more oxygen than previous models indicated.” (Wired) So what? That’s enough oxygen to support 3 million tons of fish.
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