NASA just found evidence of a plume spewing from Europa — buried inside the data of an old spacecraft (page 3)

Scientists have uncovered the biggest evidence yet that water may be spewing from the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa — a revelation that was buried deep within the archives of a long-dead NASA spacecraft. In 1997, the Jupiter probe Galileo flew near a geyser when it passed close by Europa, collecting data that went overlooked at the time. But now, the rendezvous has been unearthed 20 years later, and it provides scientists with their first up-close measurement of one of Europa’s water plumes. Up until now, scientists have strongly suspected that water is pouring out from Europa, but the matter hasn’t been fully settled. The only evidence we have for these geysers comes from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, which captured images of... Continue reading…

Yes, Europa really is sending plumes of water into space

Galileo's closest approach to Europa brought it within 206km of the Moon's surface.

Mon 14 May 18 from Arstechnica

House Bill Keeps NASA's Europa Clipper on Track Despite Rocket Uncertainties

A House funding bill approved by an appropriations subcommittee May 9 will help keep a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa on track for a launch in 2022.

Fri 11 May 18 from

Old Data Reveal New Evidence of Europa Plumes

Tue 15 May 18 from Astrobiology Magazine

Europa Plumes, Mon 14 May 18 from

How NASA Will Look for Geysers (and Life) on Europa

Future spacecraft will scan for biomarkers of life in the ocean of Jupiter's moon.

Mon 14 May 18 from Wired Science

Plumes of ocean spray are emanating from Jupiter's moon Europa

New research offers additional evidence of plumes emanating from Europa's subsurface ocean.

Mon 14 May 18 from UPI

Study co-authored by UCLA scientists shows evidence of water vapor plumes on Jupiter moon

Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 18, 2018 Using new modeling techniques to analyze data gathered in 1997 by the NASA Galileo spacecraft, astronomers have discovered surprising new details about one ...

Fri 18 May 18 from SpaceDaily

Study co-authored by UCLA scientists shows evidence of water vapor plumes on Jupiter moon, Thu 17 May 18 from Eurekalert


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