Aliens in the oceans -- searching for life on the moons of Jupiter
By Kevin Peter Hand, Special to CNN
updated 7:19 AM EDT, Tue August 14, 2012
Jupiter's moon Europa has a crust made up of blocks, evidence that Europa may have once had a subsurface ocean.
...But where do we want to go? Where do we hope we'll be? Along with continuing our exploration of Mars there are several moons of Jupiter and Saturn that we think might be good places for life.
These moons -- worlds with names like Europa, Enceladus, and Titan -- are covered with solid water ice, beneath which we have very good reason to believe that vast liquid water oceans exist.
And when I say liquid water I mean good old-fashioned H2O; if you drank this stuff it would probably taste similar to a big gulp of salty ocean water from our ocean here on Earth....
IIRC, Kimster has a summer cottage on Europa.