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Hubble spots water spurting from Europa

Hubble spots water spurting from Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
Space telescope observes possible plumes emanating from mystery moon's south pole.

Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, home to a probable buried ocean, just added another twist to its exotic cool. The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted possible plumes of water spraying from Europa’s south pole.

 


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The Nature story.

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Ed Rybicki's curator insight, December 13, 2013 11:11 AM

...and I'll bet you there are bacteria in them thar plumes.  And where there are bacteria, there are viruses.

Check this out for a related story: http://sfamateur.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/colony-four/

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