Like Alaska, Like Europa, by Robert Irion

Discover Magazine, May 2002 Pp. 34-41.

Vocabulary you should know:

Europa extremeophile
hydrothermal vent microbe
brine panspermia
bacteria 4.5 billion years
plate tectonics

When you have finished reading this article and attended the lecture/discussions, you should be able to:

  1. evaluate the possibility that life might exist elsewhere than Earth, perhaps even in our own solar system.