NASA scientists looking for life on Jupiter’s satellite

NASA began talking about possible life under the ice cover of Europa, the satellite of Jupiter.

NASA scientists looking for life on Jupiter"s satellite

NASA employees have published a high-quality image of iced Jupiter's satellite. Scientists suggest that under the ice cover of the satellite Europa there is a liquid ocean where life is possible.

Mosaic color image of Jupiter's moon was obtained at the end of the 1990s, with the help of Galileo spacecraft. After image processing by the modern methods, most part of Europa can be observed in high resolution and realistic colors.

Experts note that the color variation across the moon's surface is related to geological differences. For example, blue or white areas contain relatively pure water ice.

Europa is one of the four largest satellites of Jupiter, which is smaller than the Moon. Scientists believe that under the layer of ice on Europa there is a liquid ocean, which means that life there is possible.

It is to be recalled that Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest one in the Solar System. It is classified as a gas giant. Jupiter research is carried out with the help of ground-based and orbiting telescopes. Since the 1970s there have been sent eight NASA spacecraft to the planet.

Russian scientists have also announced their intention to send a lander on Jupiter's moon Ganymede, to detect the signs of life there. The project was named Laplace.

Recently, NASA warned that because of the strong magnetic storm inhabitants of the Earth would not see the sunlight from December 16 to December 22. Earthlings are called on to stock up on candles.

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