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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Taste of the Ocean on Europa's Surface

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Taste of the Ocean on Europa's Surface 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

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This image is in the public domain. Original image data dated on or about March 5, 2013

 

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