NASA has an unusually bold plan to find life on Europa . Europa, a frozen moon around Jupiter, is believed to be one of the most habitable worlds in the solar system.

By Sarah Fecht. Europa may be home to alien life Jupiter's icy moon hides an ocean that could be home to life, and the key to finding it could be right here on Earth – trapped under 4km of ice Share on Facebook

Europa is the fourth largest moon of Jupiter. Although slightly smaller than the moon that revolves around planet Earth, the composition of Europa is what has scientists excited. Researchers might not have to dig as deep as they thought to find proof of biological activity. For Europa to be potentially habitable, it would need to have the essential chemical ingredients for the chemistry of life. Scientists think that life may exist on Europa because there is evidence that liquid water may exist beneath its icy surface. Europa: there may be life on Jupiter's moon and two new missions will pave the way for finding it.

Beyond Earth, Jupiter’s moon Europa is considered one of the most promising places in the solar system to search for signs of present-day life, and a new NASA mission to explore this potential is moving forward from concept review to development. Europa is one of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter, in addition to Io, Ganymede, and Callisto. by Gareth Dorrian, The Conversation This water would reveal the chemistry of the subsurface ocean and may contain microbes that live below. See more facts about Europa and its history here. A view of Jupiter’s moon Europa created from images taken by the Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s. Europa is an icy moon of Jupiter and one of the four so-called Galilean moons of Jupiter. Europa is the fourth-largest of Jupiter's 67 moons and is roughly the size of our own moon. Evidence of life on Jupiter's moon Europa could be just inches below the surface. Europa is one of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter, in addition to Io, Ganymede, and Callisto.
Artist's concept image by NASA / JPL. Possible microbes in the Mariana Trench hint at life on Jupiter’s moon. Monica Grady, a British space scientist, says it is 'almost a racing certain' that Jupiter's moon Europa is harboring to alien life in its icy seas, but believes they are 'octopus' like creatures. It's also one of the most talked about moons, as it has made several headlines over the years for its interesting characteristics, discovered through observation from various spacecrafts. It's also one of the most talked about moons, as it has made several headlines over the years for its interesting characteristics, discovered through observation from various spacecrafts.

Jupiter's moon Europa, which many scientists suspect could support extraterrestrial life, has the same kind of salt in its oceans as Earth. It was discovered by Galileo in 1610 and is named after a figure from Greek mythology. Life on Europa: Water from a subsurface ocean on Jupiter's moon, Europa, could reach the surface through seeps or erupt from hot water vents.

Europa is officially the sixth closest moon of the planet Jupiter and the sixth largest moon in the entire solar system. Jupiter's moon Europa continues to look like the planet most likely of harboring alien life in our solar system, according to groundbreaking new evidence.
These include carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur, which are common elements, and scientists think it's likely they were present on Europa as it formed. Europa is pushed and pulled by the high gravity of Jupiter as well as by the gravity of Jupiter's other moons. For the first time since the Viking mission failures, the space agency may take the direct approach.