The search for life on Europa: limiting environmental factors, potential habitats, and Earth analogues.

  title={The search for life on Europa: limiting environmental factors, potential habitats, and Earth analogues.},
  author={G. M. Marion and C. Fritsen and H. Eicken and Meredith C. Payne},
  volume={3 4},
  • G. M. Marion, C. Fritsen, +1 author Meredith C. Payne
  • Published 2003
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Astrobiology
  • The putative ocean of Europa has focused considerable attention on the potential habitats for life on Europa. By generally clement Earth standards, these Europan habitats are likely to be extreme environments. The objectives of this paper were to examine: (1) the limits for biological activity on Earth with respect to temperature, salinity, acidity, desiccation, radiation, pressure, and time; (2) potential habitats for life on Europa; and (3) Earth analogues and their limitations for Europa… CONTINUE READING
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