18 Nov '11, 11am

Pack your bags - water has been found on Jupiter's moon

TEXAS - An ice cavern containing as much water as the North American Great Lakes may provide a potential habitat for life on Jupiter's moon Europa, scientists believe. The salty "lake" is thought to be locked within Europa's icy outer shell a few kilometres from the surface. Other large pockets of liquid water are also likely to exist on the moon, it is claimed. Scientists are excited by the discovery, which offers one of the best hopes yet of finding life beyond the Earth. Evidence for the ice-covered lake in Europa's Thera Macula region is seen in the shape of the terrain above it. The site appears to be marked by a fractured and collapsing "lid" of floating ice. On Earth, similar features in the Antarctic are caused by briny seawater penetrating and weakening ice shelves. They are also present in Iceland, where glaciers are heated from below by volcanic activity. Scient...

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