Hubble spots 'water vapour plumes' erupting from Jupiter's moon Europa
Tantalising new evidence of water vapour plumes erupting from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa has been uncovered by the Hubble Space Telescope.
If shown to be real, the plumes are likely to originate from the global salty ocean known to lie beneath the moon's icy shell.
They could provide a golden opportunity to investigate the ocean - which many scientists believe has the potential to harbour life - without drilling through miles of ice.
Earlier, the American space agency Nasa sparked a frenzy of social media speculation about aliens after promising news of "surprising... read more
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