Vyralize: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered ejections of water vapor at the southern end of Jupiter’s moon Europa.
Why are we even bothering with Mars?
because if we can't handle Mars we cant handle going further.
We can handle Mars there's no doubt about it. But all evidence points to Mars being a completely dead planet with a thin ozone with soil incapable of growing anything food wise. A man mission to Mars in my opinion is irrelevant. Let's send resources and probes to a world that more than likely has water and might even have life.
@XboxFun The more places we can go the better understanding we will have about the whole universe we will never be able to go to mars they found out that humans would never make the trip home due to radiation Darpa and Nasa are working together to make a humanoid robot that will go to Mars and get things ready for humans.
I say build a huge dome, like in anime.
Mars is closer Mars is close enough to the sun to have once supported life Mars has signs of once having river beds Mars is easier and faster to investigate Mars is an actual planet, as apposed to a moon
Europa has better signs of life Europa has water Europa has an atmosphere closer to Earth's Europa can sustain life just as well as any planet Mars is dead Mars has no water for those river beds Mars has no ozone and is pummeled with radiation from the sun Venus is close too, doesn't make it habitable though
I think people might go to Mars and set up facilities, but it would only be a one way trip.
Why is it so surprising. This just confirms something that was already known.
Having an icy surface is one thing but having water underneath is another, which brings a real potential of sustaining life on it.
Think of all those poor organisms being geysered out to their doom.
Icy surface is actually a great insulator and indicates great possibility for liquid water to exist at a certain depth. Also Europa is know to have a heated core( due to the friction generated by the gravitational push and pull of its parent planet). So the heat from the core may cause the ice( at a certain depth) to melt.It also suggests the possibility of volcanic activity. These facts were already known before the confirmation. But none the less it is great news.Who knows maybe someday, in the future mankind may find itself in an underwater city somewhere in Europa.
@ Cyntell: it will be the best ride ever
ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE
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