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From DailyGalaxy.com: [Head to the site for the full article] "Scientists believe Jupiter's moon, Europa, is one of the planetary bodies in our solar system most likely to have conditions that could sustain life, an idea reinforced by magnetometer readings from the Galileo spacecraft detecting signs of a salty, global ocean below the moon’s icy shell. In a finding of relevance to the search for life in our solar system, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Geophysics, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research have shown that the subsurface ocean on Europa may have deep currents and circulation patterns with heat and energy transfers capable of sustaining biological life."