Europa: June 2020

A new model from NASA scientists supports the theory that the interior ocean in Jupiter's moon Europa would be able to sustain life.

The deep ocean (~100 km) of Europa, Jupiter's moon, is covered by a thick (tens of km) icy shell, and is one of the most probable places in the solar system to find extraterrestrial life. Yet, its ocean dynamics and its interaction with the ice cover have so far received little attention.