Re: SPACE: Contaminating Europa, was: Greens on Space

From: Neal Blaikie (
Date: Tue Mar 13 2001 - 23:57:58 MST

You're probably right.--Neal

Spike Jones wrote:

> Neal Blaikie wrote:
> > Perhaps the concern here is that if there is life (micriobial or
> > otherwise) under the surface of Europa, exposing it to Earth microbes
> > could possibly harm or destroy it. .... Who
> > knows? There's an awful lot of long shots involved here...
> I figure earth-based microbes have as much chance of out-
> competing Europa microbes asEuropa microbes have of
> contaminating earth. They evolved there, they have home
> field advantage. I doubt we pose a realistic risk. spike

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