Hubble spots possible water plumes erupting on Jupiter’s moon Europa

27 Sep , 2016 Space,Uncategorized

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water vapor plumes. The observation increases the possibility that missions to Europa may be able to sample Europa’s ocean […]

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Robots could help search for Life on Saturn’ s icy Moon Eceladus

3 Aug , 2016 Uncategorized

As NASA’ s Orbiter Cassini flew through Enceladus’s plumes a handful of times in the past 11 years, its instruments were flooded with hydrogen molecules, which are a possible smoking gun for hydrothermal vents in the oceans. If confirmed, those vents would have major implications for life beneath the ice. But it’s unclear whether the […]

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