Europa, The Water Moon of Jupiter

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nrao_NRAO_Gallery_Europa-Poster_v8  

Credit: ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ); S. Trumbo, M. Brown (Caltech); B. Butler, S. Dagnello (NRAO/AUI/NSF); P. Carrillo (AUI); NASA

Downloadable poster of an ALMA observation of Europa. This intriguing image of Jupiter's moon, Europa, was acquired with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a state-of-the-art, radio-wavelength telescope array operated by an international partnership in the high elevation Chilean Andes. The highlighted region (white circle) is associated with a thermal anomaly and a potential water plume detected by both the Hubble Space Telescope and the unmanned Galileo spacecraft that studied Jupiter and its environment for eight years (1995-2003). The deep ocean that lies beneath Europa's icy surface is perhaps the most promising place to search for present-day environments suitable for life.

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/news/image-release-almas-cool-new-images-of-europa/

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

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Europa
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Europa
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ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ); S. Trumbo, M. Brown (Caltech); B. Butler, S. Dagnello (NRAO/AUI/NSF); P. Carrillo (AUI); NASA
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2018-10-23T12:04:19-04:00
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