Coverage of #Discuss2018 so far is focused on the search for life, astrobiology in our solar system, particularly Enceladus.
"What would it take to prove the existence of microbes on Enceladus? ... an image or video of organisms would be ideal, Porco said...'That’s not surprising coming from an imaging person but it’s really true, seeing is believing.'" #Discuss2018 http://www.newsweek.com/enceladus-how-we-might-detect-alien-life-saturns-moon-885747
Venus was really hot at Breakthrough Discuss this year... 🔥🌕🌡☁⚗️
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