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Solar System: NASA Discovers Presence Of Water On Saturn, Jupiter's Moon Enceladus & Europa

Apr 22, 2017 11:55 AM EDT


Recently NASA disclosed some details about the ocean that is located under the surface of Enceladus, Saturn's moon and Europa, Jupiter's moon. Here on earth, water, energy, and nutrients mean having life, but does the water abundance on the other planets of solar system means life? There's a hidden excitement in the topic.

As written in Phys.org, a new research shows that beneath the surface of the Saturn's and Jupiter's moon in the solar system, the base of the ocean is spewed with nutrients and energy from the hydrothermal vents. Some chemical reactions are driven away by the vented materials which release molecular hydrogen, which is carried away from the moon in the end.

Jupiter's cold moon Europa has likewise long been known to have a sub-surface sea that contains more fluid water than is available on the whole planet Earth in the solar system. Like Enceladus, it is imagined that the base of Europa's sea may include aqueous movement, and henceforth that it may be an appropriate place for life to be created and flourished.

According to Parallel State, the research study has been published in Science this month. Researchers also observed Europa in the solar system with the Hubble space Telescope in the year 2014 and 2016 which revealed that there were two incidents of geyser life eruptions of water. The water was being ejected to a height of at least 50 km above the surface of the moon in the year 2014 and the height was 100 km in the year 2016.

There is an abundance of water in the solar system but is there life in it? it has not been proven yet. To find life in these deeply buried oceans on other planets or their moon, astronomers would need to drill the ice to the oceans beneath which is obviously a challenging and incredible task. This new research discovery gives an explanation that not only out earth has the abundance of water, but other planets or their moon to have water buried under them.

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