Imagine a geyser hundreds of kilometers high… sound crazy? Well on Jupiter’s moon, they exist and what these super geysers eject could give us invaluable insight into this unique, ice-covered planet.
Fast Facts: Jupiter’s moon, Europa
Hubble Discovers Water Vapor Venting from Jupiter’s Moon Europa
“The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered water vapour erupting from the frigid surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa, in one or more localised plumes near its south pole.”
“Jupiter’s icy moon Europa is slightly smaller than the Earth’s Moon. Like the Earth, Europa is thought to have an iron core, a rocky mantle and a surface ocean of salty water.”
200-Kilometer-High Jets of Water Discovered Shooting From Europa
“Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may be showing us its insides. Data from the Hubble space telescope suggests that enormous jets of water more than 200 kilometers tall (roughly twice as high as Earth’s atmosphere) may be spurting intermittently from the moon’s surface.”
Giant Geysers On Jupiter’s Moon Europa Send Water Spewing 20 Times Higher Than Mount Everest
“Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may erupt with fleeting plumes of water more than 20 times the height of Mt. Everest, scientists say.”
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