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Would Scientists Freak Out if They Found Life on Europa?



If we discovered life on Europa, would we start a robotic space race to get there? Would scientists dance in the streets or would such a discovery cause great scientific or social revolutions? Dr. Britney Schmidt shares her thoughts about what might happen after such a fantastical discovery.

Dr. Schmidt is a research scientist at The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics. Her talk, “Life on Europa? Exploring Jupiter’s Icy Moon”, is part of the awesome Hot Science – Cool Talks series, presented by the Environmental Science Institute.

This is part three of Commander Ben’s interview series with Dr. Schmidt.

Watch the entire video series about possible life on Europa with Dr. Schmidt.

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Does Icy Europa Hide Life?


What can learning about ice on Earth tell us about possible single or multicellular life on Europa? Dr. Britney Schmidt talks about the trapped lakes under the surface of one of Jupiter’s moons that might harbor life.

Dr. Schmidt is a research scientist at The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics. Her talk, “Life on Europa? Exploring Jupiter’s Icy Moon”, is part of the awesome Hot Science – Cool Talks series, presented by the Environmental Science Institute.

This is part two of Commander Ben’s interview series with Dr. Schmidt.

Watch the entire video series about possible life on Europa with Dr. Schmidt.

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Life on Europa: Exploring Jupiter’s Icy Moon – Hot Science – Cool Talks Preview

Dr. Britney Schmidt describes her upcoming presentation, “Life on Europa? Exploring Jupiter’s Icy Moon”, and talks about astrobiology, the study of the rise of life in habitable planetary systems.

Dr. Schmidt is a research scientist at The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, and her presentation is part of the awesome Hot Science – Cool Talks series, hosted by the Environmental Science Institute.

This is part one of Commander Ben’s interview series with Dr. Schmidt.

Watch the entire video series about possible life on Europa with Dr. Schmidt.

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Filed under Astrobiology, Astronomy, Dr. Britney Schmidt, Environmental Science Institute, Europa, Extraterrestrial life, Galilean moons, Hot Science - Cool Talks, Jupiter, University of Texas, University of Texas Institute for Geophysics