Hubble Captures Images Of Water Plumes On Europa

Hubble Captures Images Of Water Plumes On Europa

In 2012, scientists detected emissions from the icy crust of Jupiter's moon Europa that they believed were caused by plumes of water vapor. In 2016, scientists tried out a new method and successfully took direct images of the suspected plumes. Find out how they did it in the video below.

Hubble Directly Images Plumes Of Water Vapor On Europa

This is the first time we've had real images of the phenomenon.

Possible Discovery Of Water Vapor Plumes On Europa

Hear about the research that inferred the existence of the plumes in 2012.

Why Are We Studying Europa?

Find out why scientists are so fascinated by this moon of Jupiter.

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from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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