Oh Jupiter, do you hold the secrets of the solar system?
Do the little green men reside there?
Many people point to Jupiter’s moon Europa as being the logical place to find life other than us. The crust appears to be frozen water and a vast liquid ocean might be underneath. So vast it contains many times more water than earth!
Jupiter is also large enough to generate heat in it’s rotating moons (I don’t really understand how but I read that far!)
So with water and heat perhaps come life as small as microbes or as large as fish, say our smartest scientists and theorists.
Well according to Arthur C. Clarke, much larger than fish, perhaps tree-sized jellyfish! Way bigger than whales, perhaps bigger than any single item on earth, with consciousness we may or may not understand.
That’s cool stuff. Hope they like us.
Hope we don’t kill them.
I’ve recently favored a different moon of Jupiter for the perfect mothership parking lot – Io.
We really don’t know what’s behind the crust while it should contain all of the other advantages of Europa. Maybe it’s not fish underneath there, maybe it’s spaceship parking.
Bonus the convenient naming Io to help keep it out of our conciousness. Computers have trouble indexing something named Io. Go ahead, have fun searching for Io info.