Taste of the Ocean on Europa's Surface
Filed under pretty pictures, explaining science, art, Jupiter, Jupiter's moons, Io, Europa
This artist's concept illustrates the hypothesis that chloride salts bubble up from Europa's global liquid ocean and reach the frozen surface where they are bombarded with sulfur from volcanoes on Jupiter's innermost large moon, Io.
NASA / JPL
This image is in the public domain.
Original image data dated on or about March 5, 2013