RE: re: Fish in Space

Date: Thu Aug 10 2000 - 10:24:10 MDT

Amara Graps wrote on Thu, 10 Aug 2000

>From: Warm-Blooded Plants and Freeze-Dried Fish by Freeman J.

"Every time a major impact occurs on Europa, a vast quantity
of water is splashed from the ocean into the space around Jupiter.
Some of the water evaporates, and some condenses into snow. Creatures
living in the water far enough from the impact have a chance
of being splashed
into space and quickly freeze-dried. Therefore, an easy way to
look for evidence of life in Europa's ocean is to look for freeze-dried
fish in the ring of space debris orbiting Jupiter."<

Thank you Amara for making my day ever more full of wonderment!

"The best defense is an aesthetic offense."



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