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Could Jupiter Moon Harbor Fish-Size Life?

In the oceans of a moon hundreds of millions of miles from the sun, something fishy may be alive—right now. Below its icy crust Jupiter‘s moon Europa is believed to host a global ocean up to a hundred miles (160 kilometers) deep, with no land to speak of at the surface. Read more …

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Plumbing the depths for new species

Royal Research Ships, it seems, are a little like giant telescopes. Instead of buying, or hiring one, and sailing away to conduct their experiments in a one-off voyage, scientists “book time” on the research ship that’s passing closest to the feature they want to study. The ships themselves plough endlessly this way and that across…

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