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Europa Erupts! Possible Geyser of Water Seen on Jupiter’s Moon

 
 
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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One of the first visitors to Jupiter’s icy moon of Europa could be a tiny submarine barely larger than two soda cans.

Indagare l’oceano profondo di Europa dalla sua superficie

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