Jupiter’s moon Europa could be suitable for life

The outer layer of one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa, is solid ice and strong evidence supports an ocean

The researchers proposed that chemical elements can be transported through the ice by drainage of salt wate

They discovered this brine, or salt water, percolates through the 10-15 mile thick ice within these channels

 It’s a mechanism that could provide significant amounts of oxygen to the internal ocean,

At the high end of the estimates, the amount of oxygen making its way to Europa’s ocean could be comparable to the amount of oxygen in Earth’s ocean

 The team of researchers posed three conditions that would make this process possible

Are there large volumes of melted water at the surface of the ice

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