A Close Up On Europa’s Surface: New Analysis Of Old Data
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Erin Leonard is a Research Intern at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Los Angeles, California.

                       

A Close Up On Europa’s Surface: New Analysis Of Old Data

Discovered by Galileo Galilei over 400 years ago and imaged by the Voyager 2 in 1979, Jupiter’s icy moon Europa has long been a source of intrigue. Most notably, a range of scientific investigations suggests that it contains the key ingredients for habitability — energy, chemistry, and liquid water. It was not until the arrival of the Galileo spacecraft in 1995 that the true nature and level of complexity of the surface was revealed. The array of geologic features that...

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