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Icy Moon Of Jupiter Spews Water Plumes Into Space

Researchers have evidence supporting the existence of plumes of water shooting up from the interior of Jupiter's icy moon Europa.
This is an artist's concept of a plume of water vapor thought to be ejected off of the frigid, icy surface of the Jovian moon Europa, located 500 million miles from the sun. Source: NASA, ESA, and K. Retherford

Scientists have new evidence that there are plumes of water erupting from the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa — plumes that could, maybe, possibly contain signs of life.

The evidence comes from data collected by the now-defunct spacecraft. Although the data has been available since it was collected in 1997, it's only now

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