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Saturn’s and Jupiter’s Moons

Submitted by robynfarrell on Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:19

In my physics class the other day my professor had mentioned that Saturn’s and Jupiter’s moons may be habitable. NASA has been watching these moons for quite some time now and shocking new evidence has come into play. They used a mass spectrometer that helped detect an ample amount of hydrogen molecules in the water that sits beneath its icy surface. They think that this hydrogen came from a hydrothermal reaction, which means that methane could be forming in their ocean as well. It reflects a lot like our planet. These moons have a potential of microbes existing and other organisms which can branch of and become a vast amount of species. Most of our species originated from water, so to know that there is capability of species now living in the ocean on their moons, it shows potential for life.

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This is really interesting news. Personally, I would not like to move to the moons, but this could be a good sustainability project in the future. I'm curious as to what the atmospheres are made of. Even if there are microbes in the water, they'd probably be rudimentary. Even if we could term these organisms as "aliens", they're still billions of years behind on the evolutionary time scale. Great job.

Very interesting content. The overall flow of the paragraph is good but not scientific writing but probably more fitted for a review article. To add scientific credibility, add some information from papers or article published by NASA itself or another reliable source. This would also provide information in greater detail to further develop this paragraph's content and informability.

This is really interesting! I've read a lot about this too. I think you could reword the last sentence: Most of our species originated from water, so to know that there is capability of species now living in the ocean on their moons, it shows potential for life. ------> Most of Earth's species originated from water, so knowledge of the ability of species to live in the ocean on these moons shows potential for life.

This is a really interesting topic! Great job! My one suggestion is to add a source that backs up what you are saying and to add more detail about what professor said those things!