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A Window Into Europa's Ocean Right at the Surface

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Europa oceans

Based on new evidence from Jupiter's moon Europa, astronomers hypothesize that chloride salts bubble up from the icy moon's global liquid ocean and reach the frozen surface where they are bombarded with sulfur from volcanoes on Jupiter's innermost large m

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

If you could lick the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa, you would actually be sampling a bit of the ocean beneath.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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