mei 302012
 
Arctic Bacteria Help in the Search for Life on moon Europa

  In a fjord in Canada scientists have found a landscape similar to one of Jupiter’s icy moons: Europa. It consists of a frozen and sulfurous environment, where sulfur associated with Arctic bacteria offer clues for the upcoming missions in the search for traces of life on Europa. Artist’s concept of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech [continue reading]

mrt 012012
 
VLT Rediscovers Life on Earth... By looking at the Moon

Click to Enlarge By observing the Moon using ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have found evidence of life in the Universe — on Earth. Finding life on our home planet may sound like a trivial observation, but the novel approach of an international team may lead to future discoveries of life elsewhere in the Universe. [continue reading]