UH scientists ask: Could these faraway moons offer the conditions right for life?
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii at Manoa scientists have published two new studies in the search for extraterrestrials.
The Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology recently documented “strike-slip” faults on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and Ganymede, the largest moon of Jupiter.
These faults are similar to those on Earth formed when the crust breaks and moves against itself.
But on the icy moons, researchers say the fractures can start a heating process, creating environments that could be suitable for living creatures.
NASA is planning a mission to Titan in 2027, with a planned arrival in 2034.
The goal is to find any signs of life.
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