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Alien Life: Why Experts Are Focused on Searching Ocean Worlds

Just as the discovery of hydrothermal vent communities at hot seams in the ocean floor prompted astrobiological dreams of life deep inside the hidden oceans of icy moons, so scientists now wonder whether the strange extremity of atmospheric life on Earth could be a template for determining whether anything is alive elsewhere in this chain of rocky worlds we call the solar system.

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    1st look at asteroid Bennu samples suggests space rock may even be 'a fragment of an ancient ocean world'

    1st look at asteroid Bennu samples suggests space rock may even be 'a fragment of an ancient ocean world'

    'We're going to be busy for a long, long time. This is an enormous amount of sample for us.' Scientists are now inspecting snagged, bagged and tagged …

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