Shedding Some Light on the Possibility of Europan Life

John D. Rummel
NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC
and
Cindy L. Van Dover
The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
ISSOL 99


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Table of Contents

Shedding Some Light on the Possibility of Europan Life

What Is It About Europa Anyway?

Europa Shows Signs of Interesting Chemistry

Interest in Europan Life

Lessons from the Oceans of Earth

Status of Hydrothermal Vent Studies

The Subsurface Biosphere as a Model for Life in Europa?

What Can We Do, and When Can We Do It?

Prepare for Europa by Studying Environments on Earth (1)

Prepare for Europa by Studying Environments on Earth (2)

Acknowledgements

Author: John D. Rummel and Cindy L. Van Dover