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New evidence of watery plumes on Jupiter’s moon Europa

12 May 2020, 13:00 UTC
New evidence of watery plumes on Jupiter’s moon Europa NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute

Jupiter’s moon Europa is a fascinating world. On its surface, the moon appears to be scratched and scored with reddish-brown scars, which rake across the surface in a crisscrossing pattern. These ‘scars’ are etched into a layer of water ice, which is thought to be at least several kilometres thick and covering a vast – and potentially habitable – subsurface ocean.

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