|Alien Oceans : the search for life in the depths of space
|K.P. Hand, Author
|Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2021
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|304 p. / ill / 21 cm
|Includes bibliographical references and index
|Exobiology ; Life on other planets
|Where is the best place to find life beyond Earth? We often look to Mars as the most promising site in our solar system, but recent scientific missions have revealed that some of the most habitable real estate may actually lie farther away. Beneath the frozen crusts of several of the small, ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn lurk vast oceans that may have existed for as long as Earth, and together may contain more than fifty times its total volume of liquid water. Could there be organisms living in their depths? Alien Oceans reveals the science behind the thrilling quest to find out. Alien Oceans describes what lies ahead in our search for life in our solar system and beyond, setting the stage for the transformative discoveries that may await us.