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Tara Regio is the yellowish area to left of center, in this NASA Galileo image of Europa’s surface. This region of geologic chaos is the area researchers identified an abundance of sodium chloride. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Table salt compound spotted on Jupiter’s moon Europa

Slightly smaller than Earth's Moon, Jupiter's moon Europa is primarily made of silicate rock and has a water-ice crust and probably an iron-nickel core....
Ice spikes – aka penitentes – on the Upper Rio Blanco in the Central Andes of Argentina. Similar ice spikes could exist on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa, at its equatorial latitudes.

Jupiter’s moon Europa may have large pointed spikes of ice on its surface

A team of researchers from Cardiff University has predicted Penitentes, large pointed spikes of ice, which is known on Earth and Pluto might be...

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