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Astronomers detect water vapor around Jupiter's moon Europa

In search of life in our solar system, Mars steals the spotlight (thanks, David Bowie). In recent years, Jupiter's fourth largest moon, Europe, has become a promising alien kindergarten. Planet scientists have long suspected that Europe under its thick, icy crust harbors a huge ocean of liquid water. If the ocean of Europe also has an energy source – think …

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NASA has just confirmed that there are water clouds over the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa

A team of researchers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has confirmed traces of water vapor over the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa. And that's a big deal, since the tiny space rock is one of the highest-priority targets in NASA's search for extraterrestrial life, according to the agency. "While scientists have not been able to …

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Water vapor detected on Jupiter's moon Europa

This adds to the fascination of other previously discovered factors associated with the potential for living in Europe. The results were published on Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy. The research team watched Europe with the World Cup Keck Observatory in Hawaii – one of the largest telescopes in the world – for 17 nights between 2016 and 2017. On …

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NASA detects water vapor on Jupiter's moon Europa

An international research team headed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland has detected water vapor over the surface of Jupiter's Moon Europa for the first time. With the WM Keck Observatory in Hawaii, scientists were able to make measurements of the water vapor. "Confirming the presence of water vapor over Europe helps scientists better understand the inner life …

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A stunningly detailed picture shows the depths of Jupiter's massive swirling storms – RT World News

A NASA spacecraft orbiting the largest planet in our solar system has taken incredibly detailed data of its complex and powerful storms, with which a scientist has created an impressive picture of the Jupiter's atmosphere. According to the Space Agency, citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill used the measurements captured by the Juno spacecraft to create the eye-catching image. Juno's on-board …

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Juno takes stunning pictures as he prepares to leap Jupiter's shadow

The NASA spacecraft Juno prepares to jump on Jupiter's shadow to protect itself. (Image credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SWRI) [19659004WhileNASAdaruppliedJupitersShadowShadestheJunoBothcouldcollecttheBeautyofourferngas-shapedneighborne Juno was launched in 2011 with the explicit goal of mapping and collecting Jupiter data so that scientists on Earth can better match their evolution and origin , The probe has moved around the planet at a speed of …

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NASA shares a picture of Jupiter's colorful skies that Juno captured

NASA recently shared an image taken by its Juno spacecraft on Twitter. The picture showed the swirling clouds in Jupiter's northern hemisphere, "Jet N4". Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, rotates every 10 hours. This rapid rotation of the planet produces strong jet streams that divide its clouds into dark belts and bright zones. According to NASA, more …

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Juno is mortally afraid of Jupiter's shadow. So it fired its thruster over 10 hours to avoid it.

In a deadly spacecraft maneuver, Juno NASA probe has completed an unprecedented and unplanned engine burn. The intent? To save the "life" of the spaceship, or at least the remainder of its mission for Jupiter. Jupiter casts a deep, dark shadow. Dark enough to effectively kill Juno as it flies through. Instead of having the spacecraft recharged for 12 hours …

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Massive volcano on Jupiter's moon could erupt immediately

Jupiter's moon Io houses the most active volcano in the solar system, Loki Patera, a 200-kilometer wide lava lake. A new study suggests that Loki Patera is ready to break out again. "Loki is the largest and most powerful volcano on Io, so bright in the infrared that we can detect it with the help of telescopes on Earth." Planetary …

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Will a huge volcano erupt on Jupiter's moon Io this month? | space

<! – -> Enlarge. | The Voyager 1-picture mosaic, acquired in 1979, shows a vast area of ​​volcanic eruptions on Jupiter's moon Io. Here you can see numerous volcanic calderas and lava flows. Loki Patera, an active lava lake, is the large, U-shaped black feature located approximately in the middle of the bottom of this image. Picture via NASA PhotoJournal. …

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