Properties of Life on Earth Life refers to any living system that can maintain homeostasis, grow or have …show more content…
Europa is a moon of Jupiter and has polar ice caps. Under the polar ice caps there appears to be a liquid ocean. The tidal forces of Jupiter are thought to keep the water from freezing. The Jovian moon of Jupiter has organic chemicals. These chemicals along with water and an oxygen atmosphere could possible harbor life. Scientist has discovered microbes living beneath Antarctica’s ice. This finding supported the idea that life could be on Europa (Olgethorpe, 2013).
Types of Stars with Life Bearing Planets Types of stars that could have life bearing planets would need to be main sequence stars similar to our sun. Stars that are too large burn too quickly and this does not give life time enough to form. This means that just because a planet may be in a favorable orbit around a star the temperature and life of the star is also important. The search for stars that would be suitable for life would be for stars to be larger than a red dwarf star as