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This 12-frame mosaic provides the highest resolution view ever obtained of the side of Jupiter’s moon Europa that faces the giant planet. It was obtained on Nov. 25, 1999 by the camera onboard the Galileo spacecraft, a past NASA mission to Jupiter and its moons which ended in 2003. Today, we selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, to investigate whether the mysterious icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life. The Galileo mission yielded strong evidence that Europa, about the size of Earth’s moon, has an ocean beneath a frozen crust of unknown thickness. If proven to exist, this global ocean could have more than twice as much water as Earth. With abundant salt water, a rocky sea floor, and the energy and chemistry provided by tidal heating, Europa could be the best place in the solar system to look for present day life beyond our home planet.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

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mtjin00 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@bleybrudis *doppelkinnssmiley*

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carcocorrea 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@saverioce europa! luna de jupiter

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shiloh10127 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@head.daniel Sound like somewhere you’d want to live? 😂

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popseeboujee 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@jt_active

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by_tatianaomelchenko 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@azalesskiy луна Юпитера

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scooterbeez 16.01.2020 - 20:54

I thougt Jupiter was red but I gess not

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hushbaby31 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@galaxy_dayee

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jahabcede 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@scooterbeez it is the jupiter’s moon

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low_spaces 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@lefarin

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cassidy.schneider 16.01.2020 - 20:54

so pretty @madisonblucas

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markj1972 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@fastteddie 👽 Believe

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noahfal 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@sam.haque do you know what the scratches on Europa are?

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_samhaq 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@noahfal sorry for the late reply bro, I was in Montreal, to answer your question, the scratches are gorges miles deep which are created by the gravitational friction between Europa and Jupiter’s rotation. The friction causes the water under the miles thick ice to stay liquid and actually boil!!. That create s pressure under the ice and it starts cracking the ice creating these lines/scratches.

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conradsunter 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@noahfal it’s an egg!

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samirsalomon_sc 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@nasa 🌑

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jadee.y 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@emilyjanaeolson @damianyoung97

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shanaelease 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@kwame.bailey crayyyy!!!!! Follow @nasa so you can share all of these amazing images with the kids!

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j.b.b.aru 16.01.2020 - 20:54

I love how mythology is plopped into space. Like Mars having phobes and demion (his children in myth), and Jupiter having Europa (he was a bull and she wanted to get on his back like a horse and he ran off with her to Europe).

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rboikevich 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@d.bendovsky kruto!!

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lilly.ack 16.01.2020 - 20:54

A MOON HAS WATER @ii_sofia_ii

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gozdeeunal 16.01.2020 - 20:54

@duygubilgee jupiter

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_______________666___________ 16.01.2020 - 20:54

Look a real totally not photoshopped moon

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_______________666___________ 16.01.2020 - 20:54

#wakeupsheeple

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vvzvv.vvzvv 16.01.2020 - 20:54

Hmmm

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