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2013-06-27 23:00:42

Record High Gun safe sales according to Guns and Ammo magazine; people are pumping up their home and business security, preparing for the unexpected. Los, Angeles (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 It has become clear over the past several decades that the world is not a completely secure place. The continual threat of terror plagues governments and civilians around the globe as people seek to live their lives with more caution while still maintaining as much normalcy as possible. In response to this...

Building Blocks For Life May Be Found On Jupiter's MoonEuropa
2013-04-05 13:29:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The building blocks of life are strewn across the galaxy on or beneath many planetary surfaces and new evidence from NASA suggests that the necessary cocktail for life could be sitting right on one of Jupiter´s moons. According to the study, Jupiter´s moon Europa has enough hydrogen peroxide on its surface to potentially support life if it were to somehow mix with the ocean trapped beneath the moon´s icy surface. The...

Window Into Europa’s Ocean Opened By Astronomers
2013-03-05 10:28:13

W. M. Keck Observatory With data collected from the mighty W. M. Keck Observatory, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) astronomer Mike Brown – known as the Pluto killer for discovering a Kuiper-belt object that led to the demotion of Pluto from planetary status – and Kevin Hand from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have found the strongest evidence yet that salty water from the vast liquid ocean beneath Europa´s frozen exterior actually makes its way to the...

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2007-11-19 07:25:00

There could be life on Jupiter's moon, Europa. The qualities thought necessary for life to arise are liquid water, an energy source, and certain biogenic elements such as carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus, and Europa likely has all of these in abundance. The moon's icy shell is scarred with a crazy-quilt pattern of cracks and grooves, and beneath that outer layer of ice hides a global ocean. What sort of life may be swimming there? Answering that question partly depends on the flavor of the...

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2005-01-28 07:50:00

Film director and exploration enthusiast James Cameron (Titanic, Aliens) gave Stanford graduate student Kevin Hand a chance to search for "alien" life close to home -- a mere 2 miles below the ocean surface -- as part of Cameron's IMAX documentary, Aliens of the Deep, which opens today. Astrobiology Magazine -- Stanford graduate student Kevin Hand explores the potential for life on Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter, for his doctoral work with geological and environmental sciences Associate...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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