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November 21, 2011

Europa with shallow lakes

Scientists have found the best evidence just for beneath the surface of Europa. The Study suggests plumes of warmer water in Europa's icy shell, melting and fracturing the outer layers and this could represent a potential habitat for life. This presence of shallow lakes might mean that surface waters are probably vigorously mixing with deeper water. And the eddies could transfer nutrients between the surface water and the ocean's depths.

For more information
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15754786

Posted by sangsong at November 21, 2011 08:41 AM

Comments

Interesting. This is cool.

Posted by: paukenth at November 26, 2011 12:53 AM

I really like this. Thank you.

Posted by: paukenth at November 26, 2011 12:53 AM

It's very interesting to hear about what we covered in class. Thank you!

Posted by: suekm at November 28, 2011 09:04 PM

It's fascinating to hear about what we actually learned. Thank you

Posted by: suekm at November 28, 2011 09:16 PM

This is a very interesting and exciting new discovery that could have very big effects like life is a very good possibility and we just need to get a probe to one of these lakes to search for life.

Posted by: jsatonik at November 29, 2011 11:21 AM

Maybe Europa truly has life underneath it.

Posted by: hanwen at November 30, 2011 12:33 AM

Maybe Europa truly has life underneath it.

Posted by: hanwen at November 30, 2011 12:34 AM

What a huge discovery. Finding a lake could lead to finding life. Let's hope they get a lander there soon to find out.

Posted by: mgilbs at November 30, 2011 03:34 PM

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