NASA Scientists Figured Out How to Take Water Samples from Europe Ocean

17.11.2016

To explore the under-ice ocean on the sixth moon of Jupiter, Europe, experts will collect samples of water vapor following geysers eruption.

NASA Scientists Figured Out How to Take Water Samples from Europe Ocean

The existence of a salty ocean under the icy crust became known in 2012, after the space telescope Hubble has recorded the presence of giant geysers on Europe. According to NASA calculations, to learn more about the composition of the water, it is not necessarily to go down on the surface. It is enough for apparatus to pass through the upper atmosphere. Most likely, discarded by the pressure of the water vapor particles will be obtained even if the eruption of geysers has happened weeks earlier.

The ocean of Europe is interesting to the scientists because it can be discovered life there. Mission to Europe is planned by NASA and the European space Agency.