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Spectacular Water Plumes Taller than Mount Everest Discovered on Europa

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

Huge active plumes containing water vapour being released from the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa have been discovered. This sensational find was made using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Europa has been a focus of extraterr...

Discovery Missions for an Icy Moon with Active Plumes

Academics / Astronomy : Planetary Society Weblog

In December, scientists announced the discovery of possible plumes of water being ejected from Jupiters’s moon Europa. If confirmed, Europa would be the second moon with confirmed plumes after Saturn’s moon Europa. Two Discovery mis...

Explaining the Plume Differences Between Europa and Enceladus

Biology / Paleontology : The Dragon's Tales

Linking Europa's plume activity to tides, tectonics, and liquid waterAuthors:Rhoden et alAbstract:Much of the geologic activity preserved on Europa's icy surface has been attributed to tidal deformation, mainly due to Europa's eccen...

Hubble finds new evidence of water plumes on Europa

Lifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Hints about "surprising activity" on Europa have been circulating for a week, and we finally know what the big news is. NASA officials announced today that Hubble found new evidence of water plumes jetting off of the icy Jovian moon...

Jupiter’s Moon Europa May Spew Water Jets Into Space: NASA

Technology : News Week: Technology and Science

Scientists have discovered further evidence that Europa, the icy moon of Jupiter, shoots jets of water into space. Researchers used the Hubble telescope to first observe the plumes in 2013, but a follow-up sighting announced by NASA...


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