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Where Are the Best Windows Into Europa's Interior?


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Jupiter's moon Europa

This graphic of Jupiter's moon Europa maps a relationship between the amount of energy deposited onto the moon from charged-particle bombardment and the chemical contents of ice deposits on the surface in five areas of the moon (labeled A through E).

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Ariz./JHUAPL/Univ. of Colo.

The surface of Jupiter's moon Europa exposes material churned up from inside the moon and also material resulting from matter and energy coming from above.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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