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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:49 am 
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On Jupiter's Moon Europa, More Tantalizing Signs of Giant Water Plumes

http://www.space.com/34196-jupiter-moon ... lumes.html

But three years ago...

Hubble Space Telescope Sees Evidence of Water Vapor Venting off Jupiter Moon

https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/hu ... ater-vapor

In short, they're just confirming the original observations.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:51 am 
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Europa Orbiter Could Sample Jovian Moon's Watery Plumes

http://www.space.com/34205-europa-orbit ... lumes.html

Europa flyby mission details:

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The instruments selected for the mission will be able to study Europa in ultraviolet, visible and infrared wavelengths. The new observations were taken in the ultraviolet, right at the edge of the range that the Hubble telescope can see, Sparks said. A wide range of wavelengths will make the instruments capable of looking for specific chemicals, such as water.


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Nieber said the team decided that the science value of a deployable instrument was "not worth the risk.". With the nine instruments selected for the mission, "we feel we already have the ability to aggressively investigate those plumes," he added.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:02 pm 
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Joining Enceladus and Europa:

Saturn's moon Dione harbors a subsurface ocean

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-saturn-moo ... rface.html

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The authors modeled the icy shells of Enceladus and Dione as global icebergs immersed in water, where each surface ice peak is supported by a large underwater keel. Scientists have used this approach in the past but previous results have predicted a very thick crust for Enceladus and no ocean at all for Dione. "As an additional principle, we assumed that the icy crust can stand only the minimum amount of tension or compression necessary to maintain surface landforms", said Mikael Beuthe, lead author of the new study. "More stress would break the crust down to pieces."

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Paul Glister on Outer System Oceans

http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=36476

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Europa's plumes make Jupiter moon a prime candidate for life

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-spac ... SKCN1IF2XY

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A Thermal Map of Europa (& an Intriguing Anomaly)

https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2018/10 ... g-anomaly/

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