Transient Water Vapor at Europa’s South Pole

  title={Transient Water Vapor at Europa’s South Pole},
  author={Lorenz Roth and Joachim Saur and Kurt D. Retherford and Darrell F. Strobel and Paul D. Feldman and Melissa A. McGrath and Francis Nimmo},
  pages={171 - 174}
Europa's Plumes Jupiter's moon Europa has a subsurface ocean and a relatively young icy surface. Roth et al. (p. 171, published online 12 December 2013; see the Perspective by Spencer) analyzed spectral images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope that show ultraviolet emissions from the moon's atmosphere, and report a statistically significant emission signal extending above the satellite's southern hemisphere. This emission is consistent with two 200-km-high plumes of water vapor. Tidal… Expand
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