Right considering that recently whilst digging deep into the Antarctica ice sheets we have found a new species of sea creature similar to a jelly fish and now again with an complete OXYGEN free animal similar again to a jellyfish found albeit not under deep ice this time but the fact it is alive without oxygen http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8609246.stm We should be trying to get to Europa to drill down the ice sheet and explore its vast liquid ocean of water. But although Mars is beautiful etc. Imagine if people made a beagle machine sent to Europa it landed drilled down and then explored..and found life!!! What do others say. It seems that there is vast quantites of liquid water under the ice of Europa and where there is water there is life generally now believed. Or is it that most governments don't seem to think we are not ready for the concept of life elsewhere yet or simply religious groups exercising their lobby potential ? Am I the only one to wonder why there isn't a global effort to get to Europa over Mars ? Isn't such discoveries only to highten why we should head to CONFIRMED vast oceans of water and take a look?