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Science channel on Europa now

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Episode will repeat at noon, central standard time, USA.<br /><br />Also on today is a cosmos episode with Carl Sagan on intelligence, such as in whales and humans; and a complete cosmos episode that tours the solar system.<br /><br />Included is the question as to whether life exists under the ice in water oceans on Europa.<br /><br />I will post more later - watching now. <br /><br />Edit: a few notes and questions:<br /><br />Science channel on Europa – 2006 episode entitled “Mystery of the Ice Moon.”<br /><br />Jupiter’s 4th largest moon.<br /><br />Merits a probe to determine whether life exists under the ice.<br /><br />Pioneer?, Voyager, now Galileo information.<br /><br />Galileo had speculations on what Jupiter’s moon might be like.<br /><br />Launched 1989 by Atlantis shuttle.<br /><br />Photographic clues as to what is causing the fractures – now able to ask a next level of questions. <br /><br />Some are simply cracks, but some have raised rims, some have double rims. <br /><br />Cracks as it is stressed, then slides back and forth as Europa goes around.<br /><br />Blobs of warm ice may have upwelled through ice sheet.<br /><br />Tides of Europa from Juptier cause tidal heaving, and stretch and stress ice shelves.<br /><br />Also indicates possibly hot interior due to tidal action.<br /><br />[Note this is an additional heat source for earth during white dwarf phase of our sun.]<br /><br />Computer simulation shown of upwelling through ice sheet.<br /><br />But how do the warmer ice sections travel though rigid cold ice near surface?
 
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More notes and questions:<br /><br />How thick is ice sheet on Europa? 50 miles?<br /><br />On earth water supports life. We now know that an abundance of life exists without sunlight – including approaching 1,000 degrees F hydrothermal vent environment under extreme pressures – hence dubbed extremophiles.<br /><br />Could the first life been in darkness under great pressure in hot water?<br /><br />[See Genesis 1:2 where this may be alluded to. [in darkness, great pressure from thick CO2 atmosphere, hot early earth including volcanic venting and outgassing.]<br /><br />{Note: water is a friend of life, but an enemy of chemical evolution – it is not, however, an enemy of creation by intelligent design.}<br /><br />Trying to engineer a probe that will bore through ice – an engeneers and inventors challenge – a self-propelled cryobot – an earth tried version has been used.<br /><br />By Zimmerman – just prototype now, but may soon be a functioning cryobot.<br /><br />Antantica may be similar to Europa as to what lies below. There is life under the ice in Antartica.<br /><br />We have also probed to hydrothermal vents deep in earth’s oceans.<br /><br />Estimate of Europa’s oceans: 4 times deeper than earth’s.<br /><br />A prototype bores through ice and then releases dataspheres that vary in buoyancy from floating to neutral to sinking in degrees. Tested 20 miles off coast of California.<br /><br />What would life on Europa look like? And would we recognize it if we found it?<br /><br />[My suggestion: look for informational molecules that are not in harmony with statistical possibilities based on math probability and chemistry.]<br /><br />Looking for life forms – one possibility is fluorescing at a specific ultraviolet wavelength. <br /><br />“Reality might be quite different from what we might want to believe.”<br /><br />Question: Why are we here?
 
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