Nasa To Hold Press Conference Over Evidence Of "Surprising Activity On Europa

cider_and_toast

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At least it was a weeks worth of fun before confirming the very thing we already knew.

A chap on the radio today said the ice crust of Europa is up to a mile thick so any drilling mission would be difficult. He also said that a lander could pollute any potential micro organisms by bringing its own pollutants with it. Instead it could just orbit the moon and hoover up samples being released by these jets.
 

Titch

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Studies of Europas surface have for a long time suggested cryovolcaniic eruptions associated with fractures and melting. I can't see why it suddenly suggests an ocean underneath, rather than confirming partial melting of ice, but then I don't work for NASA. I suspect the sudden hullabaloo is connected to money.
 
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