NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Explains Why the Oceans of Jupiter’s Moon Europa May Contain Life

In a video by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, astrobiologist Kevin Hand explains why the oceans of Jupiter’s moon Europa may contain life. Hand also explains the characteristics of Europa that allow it to have a liquid ocean despite being so outside the Sun’s “Goldilocks Zone.”

Scientists believe there is an ocean hidden beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. NASA-JPL astrobiologist Kevin Hand explains why scientists are so excited about the potential of this ice-covered world to answer one of humanity’s most profound questions.