Despite all the data provided by researchers, it seems that a spacecraft mission to Europa would be necessary to determine whether the moon’s ocean can “sustain a flow of electrons which might provide the energy to power life”.

NASA scientists have managed to obtain more evidence that the frozen oceans of one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa, may actually harbour life, Universe Today reports.

According to the media outlet, the new research was presented at the annual Goldschmidt Conference this year, and is primarily based on the data supplied by Galileo mission which reached Jupiter back in 1995.

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