Jupiter’s ‘Nuclear’ Moon –Icy Europa Glows in the Dark

 

Jupiter's 'Nuclear' Moon --Icy Europa Glows in the Dark

 

New lab experiments at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have simulated the environment of Jupiter’s storied ocean-moon, Europa, perhaps the most intriguing of Jupiter’s 79 moons, and found that the icy orb glows, even on its nightside as it undergoes a never-ending bath of high-energy radiation from its gas-giant host, perhaps mutating unknown species that dwell in the dark depths far below its chaotic surface.

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