Possible life on Jupiter’s moon

By Savannah Moore, senior writer and editor

Scientist are beginning to venture towards the idea that there could be life on one of Jupiter’s moons.

According to CNN, NASA has included $30 million in the 2016 budget in order to plan a three-and-a-half-year mission to Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons.

The belief of life on Europa stems from the finding of water on the south pole surface of the moon.

CNN claims that scientists believe there could be oceans underneath the surface of Europa, holding the possibility of life.

“If there’s life, I would expect really simple life forms like bacteria,” science teacher Jeff Janzen said.

If life is found on Europa, this could expand the horizons of science to deep space, and the United States would make a groundbreaking discovery.

In school, teachers tell their students that there are two huge factors that determine whether life is possible or not.

“We teach in physics that temperature and size are the two biggest factors in order for life to sustain,” Janzen said.

Europa certainly has the size, but it is the question of whether there are oceans, and in those oceans, life.