Jupiter's intriguing moon Europa may have a very Earth-like quality -- its thick, icy crust appears to act like Earth's tectonic plates. Continue reading →
Europa hides an ocean of liquid water beneath its icy crust; NASA wants to seek out its life-giving potential. Continue reading →
In a newly released image of Jupiter's moon Europa, its frozen, cracked surface has been revealed in breathtaking color. Continue reading →
In light of last week's announcement of Hubble's detection of huge plumes of water vapor over Europa's south pole, this could be the motivation the world needs to send a life-hunting mission to Jupiter's mysterious icy moon. Continue reading →
Imagine a geyser hundreds of kilometers high. Sound crazy? Well, on Jupiter's moon they exist, and what these super geysers eject could give us invaluable insight into this unique, ice-covered planet.
Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found plumes of water vapor shooting off the southern pole of Europa, an ice-covered moon of Jupiter that is believed to have an underground ocean.
The icy Jovian moon has a strange surface -- regions of flat ice interrupted by chaotic terrain. What causes the chaos? Europa's internal heat convection may hold the key. Continue reading →
The equator of Europa and other icy moons of Jupiter may have some especially bizarre, spiky landscapes that would be big trouble for landing spacecraft.
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