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Life and Giant Planets
Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter and the largest in the Solar System Credit: NASA/JPL/Ted Stryk
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Astronomers recently found evidence of plumes of vapor coming off of Jupiter's moon Europa. Europa is thought to house an ocean under an icy surface, making it one of the best potential sources for life in the solar system. Credit: NASA/ESA/K. Retherfod/SWRI
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Making the map of Ganymede was a long and complex task. Some of the scientists behind today’s announcement were graduate students and postdocs at Brown when the Galileo data began to arrive in the 1990s. Credit: Image and animation courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey
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Jupiter as imaged by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, with the moon Europa's shadow falling on its atmosphere. Credit: NASA
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This artist's concept shows a possible scenario for the internal structure of Titan, as suggested by data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Image Credit: A. Tavani
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This graphic, using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows how the south polar terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus emits much more power than scientists had originally predicted. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/SWRI/SSI
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In 2012 this image was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope’s spectrometer, which picked up oxygen and hydrogen, presumably from vaporized water, hovering over Europa. Credit: NASA
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