On Monday, NASA held a press teleconference with four people to announce the second possible detection of water on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Britney Schmidt, assistant professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences was one of the panelists, acting as an outside expert. She played no role in the discovery.
Schmidt is one of Europa’s leading experts. Many think the moon is the best chance to find other life in the solar system, primarily because of its subsurface ocean.