Water plume seen on Jupiter moon Europa


The wonders of space, never cease. It has long been theorized that Europa has a liquid ocean below its frozen crust. Now, it seems that images taken by the Hubble Space Telescopt have captured a large cloud of hydrogen and oxygen on the moon’s south pole. Modeling suggests that Europa could be spouting 3000 kilograms of water per second. Head over to the New Scientist article for more on what this might mean for future space missions, and an idea of why it took so long to capture a plume.

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