Live Chat: The Search for Alien Life Within Our Solar System

Dick writes about Earth and planetary science for Science magazine.

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Today's Topic

With the recent discoveries of hundreds of planets outside our solar system, astronomers have begun thinking about life light-years from our sun. But alien life might reside much closer to home. Did Mars once harbor life—and might it still? Is something swimming in the ice-encased ocean of Jupiter's moon, Europa? And with mounting evidence for liquid water on Saturn's moon, Enceladus, might scientists have their best shot yet of spotting life beyond Earth?

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