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Europa: The Search for Life

Geology Researchers Travel to Greenland to Lay Groundwork for Expedition to Moon of Jupiter

By Andy Hoang '20 By Matthew E. Wright

Researchers in the Department of Geology are developing the scientific foundation for a future expedition to Europa, an ice-bound moon of Jupiter that could harbor life in its vast subsurface ocean.
 
To perform their experiments and tests, Assistant Professor Nicholas Schmerr and doctoral student Angela Marusiak traveled to Greenland—one of the few places on Earth icy enough to stand in for Europa.

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