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Confirmed: Jupiter’s moon Europa erupts with water geysers!

19 Nov 2019, 14:00 UTC
Confirmed: Jupiter’s moon Europa erupts with water geysers! NASA/ESA/K. Retherford/SWRI

Astronomers have long suspected Jupiter’s moon Europa may have conditions underneath its surface that could support life. We’ve known for a long time that its surface is a shell of ice over an ocean of liquid water, but it’s been difficult to see that water directly. The ice shell is kilometers thick, and all the evidence we have is indirect.

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