Water on Europa

Signs of water plumes boost chances of finding life on Jupiter’s moon Europa

Signs of water plumes boost chances of finding life on Jupiter’s moon Europa

Along with Mars, Jupiter’s moon Europa has long captured the imagination of science fiction writers as a potential place for life in the solar system beyond Earth. In science fact, missions have found hints of a subsurface water ocean below the icy crust of the moon. And where there’s warm, liquid water, and the right chemistry, there could indeed be life.