A future mission is now being prepared with the help from NASA, including a robot that can withstand greater depths. The space agency would like to use this research to inform a future expedition to Europa — an ice-covered world with subsurface oceans.


SCINI actually made this discovery back in 2010, but it was only made public last month. Read the entire study at PLoS One: "Edwardsiella andrillae, a New Species of Sea Anemone from Antarctic Ice." More at the NSF.

Image: Dr Frank R. Rack, ANDRILL Science Management Office, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.