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Ocean worlds beyond Earth may contain evidence of life


Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Goddard describes other worlds in our solar system that contain oceans. These worlds are fascinating because they could contain evidence of life on other planets. Where there is water, there is the potential for life. 

NASA scientists report that ocean worlds could be ubiquitous in the galaxy. In our solar system alone, there is evidence of oceans on some of the moons of Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune. In addition, there is evidence to suggest that Venus and Mars had oceans billions of years ago. 

“Earth isn’t the only ocean world in our solar system. Water on other worlds exists in diverse forms on moons, dwarf planets, and even comets,” writes NASA. 

“Ice, water vapor in the atmosphere, and oceans on other worlds offer clues in the quest to discover life beyond our home planet.”

Video Credit: NASA Goddard 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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