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So just the presence of water under Europa’s surface is exciting. But life also needs energy, and it needs raw materials. The fact that these geysers exist shows that plenty of energy is being pumped into the moon; it takes substantial power to blast water that high off the surface. It also indicates the surface and the ocean underneath interact with each other, which means raw material for life are available. Jupiter’s fierce magnetic field produces radiation, which reacts with molecules on the surface of Europa to create simple organic compounds

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