NASA Learns About Space From Beneath The Ocean
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California is hoping to learn more about life on other planets. How? By participating in the search for life right here in the depths of our oceans. Learning how life began here on Earth will help NASA search for life on other planets.
New research co-authored by Mike Russell has given credence to the theory that Earth’s first life began at alkaline hydrothermal vents at the bottom of our oceans. Understanding this process can help NASA search for life on icy-planets or moons such as Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s Enceladus.
You can read more about this joint research from NASA’s JPL Latest News article: “How Did Earth’s Primitive Chemistry Get Kick Started?”