Europa and Lovecraft: if there is a sea of liquid water under Europa’s crust, is there life as well?

We have learned so much about this strange moon since Lovecraft’s time and hopefully we will soon know more. Detecting even the smallest microbe in the Europan seas would fundamentally change our view of ourselves relative to the rest of the universe. Indeed the presence of alien microbes would make our solar system a little more “Lovecraftian” even if they aren’t insect –philosophers.

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