April 20, 2024 5:19 am
Is There Alien Life in the Solar System? – The Science Quiz

Io, a Jovian moon, is the most geologically active planetary body in the Solar System. Despite its constant activity, it’s possible for life to exist on this moon due to the warmth generated by its geological processes. Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, has a subsurface ocean of water that could potentially support life. Titan, a moon of Saturn, has a liquid made of hydrocarbons and could host life. Triton, a moon of Neptune, rotates in the opposite direction to its host planet and has a liquid mantle kept warm by radioactive decay rock. Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, may contain an underground water ocean and ejects plumes of salt water and organic molecules into space. The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) spacecraft will study Ganymede, Callisto and Europa for signs of life when it reaches Jupiter in 2031.

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