Water spouts taller than Mt Everest appear to burst out of Europa, Jupiter’s icy moon, when it is farthest from its planet. This may reinforce that Europa is one of the most promising places to find extraterrestrial life in our Solar System.
These images of huge water spouts bursting out of Europa’s south pole were shot by the Hubble Space Telescope. According to the study published in the journal Science, these represent surpluses of hydrogen and oxygen. So this would mean that, if confirmed as water vapour plumes, Europa’s underground ocean can be accessed from its surface!
This is pretty exciting. If these plumes really exist, then they are bringing up material from the ocean. And perhaps there are organic molecules and others signs of life lying there on the surface of Europa.
Now search for life guys!