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If Europa Has Ice Plumes, Maybe They Work Like Earth's Volcanoes - WIRED

A composite image of Europa, showing potential ice plumes on the southern (bottom) limb of the moon. Taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA. NASA announced yesterday that the Hubble Space Telescope likely spied plumes of ice coming from the surface ...and more »

Europa Orbiter Could Sample Jovian Moon's Watery Plumes -

NASA's Europa orbiter mission, set to launch toward Jupiter's moon in the 2020s, would be able to collect samples of the icy plumes of water that might erupt from Europa's surface, mission scientists say. Yesterday (Sept. 26), using Hubble Space ...and more »

Plumes on Europa Might Confirm Suspicions of Water Beneath Its Icy Crust - Futurism

We've known about Europa since Galileo discovered it in 1610. It was only in the 1960s, however, that this icy satellite orbiting Jupiter caught our attention and curiosity. Ever since the first detailed views of Europa's surface were taken ...and more »

Another discovery of water in space – how boring. We must search for alien life - The Guardian

The latest find on Jupiter's moon Europa offers the potential to really look for life. It's not time to shy away – and Nasa needs to rise to the challenge. Contact author. @DrStuClark. Wed 28 Sep 2016 07.20 EDT Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 16.30 ...and more »

Inside the historic mission to Europa - Astronomy Magazine

After decades of canceled missions and false starts, NASA is finally headed for Carl Sagan's dream destination. By Eric Betz | Published: Monday, September 26, 2016. This article originally appeared in our April 2016 issue. The first dives to the dark ...and more »

What's Going on Under the Ice of Europa? -

An artist's concept of water plumes erupting from the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Credit: G. Bacon (STScI). Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at the COSI science center. Sutter is also host ...and more »

Geysers On Europa: NASA Finds More Evidence Of Water Plumes On Jupiter Moon - Tech Times

NASA revealed on Monday that the Hubble Space Telescope has found what appear to be water vapor plumes erupting from the surface of Europa, one of the 67 known moons of planet Jupiter. Astronomers used Hubble to image what could be water vapor plumes ...and more »

Why scientists are so thrilled by the icy geysers on Europa - Christian Science Monitor

NASA announced Monday 'surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa.' That reinforces previous research, making the Jupiter moon a strong candidate in the hunt for alien life. By Eva Botkin-Kowacki ...and more »

What is the significance of water flumes on Europa? - ITV News

Since the Voyager spacecraft flybys in the late 1970's we have known that Europa is one of the most enigmatic objects in the solar system. We already suspected that the moon was covered in ice and the space craft data implied that tides on the moon ...and more »

New water plumes from Jupiter's moon Europa raise hopes of detecting microbial life - The Independent

The Hubble Space Telescope has obtained evidence of Jupiter's moon Europa erupting plumes of water vapour according to NASA reports. Hubble first caught a glimpse of the jets in December 2012, but now more plumes have been revealed using a different ...and more »