Transient Water Vapor at Europa’s South Pole

  title={Transient Water Vapor at Europa’s South Pole},
  author={L. Roth and J. Saur and K. Retherford and D. Strobel and P. Feldman and M. Mcgrath and F. Nimmo},
  pages={171 - 174}
  • L. Roth, J. Saur, +4 authors F. Nimmo
  • Published 2014
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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