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  • Ani Lasko

    Europa, another moon of Jupiter, has one of the smoothest surfaces in the solar system.  That’s because the entire moon is a single ocean of water with an ice crust on the surface.

  • Erica Goss

    A growing body of evidence suggests that there is a vast liquid ocean lurking underneath Europa's solid surface, and a lot of scientists are eager to tap this watery interior in search of life. As Michael Shara — curator of the astrophysics division at the American Museum of Natural History — told us: "If we can figure out a way of putting a probe through the ice… who knows what we could find -- I'll tell you what they'll find in two words: The Thing =O

  • Teisha Rowland

    Jupiter's moon Europa (shown here) contains a liquid ocean underneath a frozen crust that may be home to tiny life forms. Overall, it's estimated that there could be more than 100 million planets capable of supporting life in the Milky Way galaxy. You can read more about this astrobiology estimation on the Biology Bytes blog: http://www.biology-bytes.com/ (Also, you can get updates directly on the blog through its Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/RowlandBiologyBytes)

  • design freak geek

    *** Europa, moon of Jupiter - Outer Space | Wow

  • Lana Schlossberg

    Europa, Jupiter's fourth largest moon, is one of the most likely places in the Solar System to host life outside of Earth, due to the ocean made of water that is expected to lie under the icy shell. Despite its distance from the sun, the water remains liquid due to the tidal forces the moon experiences, where the constant push and pull of Jupiter's gravity helps to heat it.

  • Robin

    My favorite of Jupiters moons... Europa. Scientists believe there could be a liquid ocean of water underneath the icy crust

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