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Europa Plume Sites Lack Expected Heat Signatures

4 Nov 2018, 07:00 UTC
Europa Plume Sites Lack Expected Heat Signatures NASA/ESA/K. Retherford/SWRI

The study of two potential plume sites on Jupiter’s moon Europa has shown a lack of expected hotspot signatures, unlike Enceladus where plumes have a very clear and obvious temperature signature, research by Planetary Science Institute Senior Scientist Julie Rathbun shows. 

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