Scientists at the Brown University in the United States have claimed that Jupiter's moon Europa has raised possibility of alien life.
The movement of tectonic plates produces the energy needed for life, and Europa has an ice surface, but researchers say this point cannot deny the fact that subduction or movement of the plates can happen.
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Brandon Johnson, an assistant professor at the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at the Brown University said, “If indeed there’s life in that ocean, subduction offers a way to supply the nutrients it would need.”
“Adding salt to an ice slab would be like adding little weights to it because salt is denser than ice. So, rather than temperature, we show that differences in the salt content of the ice could enable subduction to happen on Europa. It’s fascinating to think that we might have plate tectonics somewhere other than Earth. Thinking from the standpoint of comparative planetology, if we can now study plate tectonics in this very different place, it might be able to help us understand how plate tectonics got started on the Earth,” Johnson added.
Meanwhile, Goddard Space Flight Centre of NASA in Maryland reportedly found evidence that Pluto could also support life.
“These objects need to be considered as potential reservoirs of water and life. If our study is correct, we now may have more places in our solar system that possess some of the critical elements for extra-terrestrial life,” said Prabal Saxena, lead author at the Goddard Space Flight Centre.