Geysers on Europa? more for Juno to check out...
Posted 13 December 2013 - 04:37 PM
Europa may emit geyser-like plumes of water for a short period during the 'apojove' farthest portion of its orbit around Jupiter. Tidal stress at its poles might open up the ice covering Europa's ocean, allowing the release to occur. Similar phenomena seen on Enceladus before, now at (slightly) more accessible Europa with Juno en route...
Posted 13 December 2013 - 07:02 PM
Posted 16 December 2013 - 09:33 PM
A probe focused specifically on Europa looks a lot more defensible and interesting now, too.
Posted 16 December 2013 - 10:44 PM