Tiny Shrimps May Hold Clues about kind of Life in Hostile Environments on Other Planets

November 24, 2014 11:42 AM

13 0

Tiny Shrimps May Hold Clues about kind of Life in Hostile Environments on Other Planets

Currently, scientists of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) are studying an enigmatic ecosystem with tiny shrimps in the Caribbean Sea, considering that it holds clues about the types of life that can grow in unfriendly environments on other planets such as Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.

The shrimps called 'Rimicaris hybisae' survive in clumps on the boundaries of hydrothermal vents 7,500 feet underwater. The small shrimps are heaped on top of each other, layer upon layer, in cooler water close to the vents and they also move slowly on rock chimneys that throw out scalding water.

Read more

To category page

Loading...