Recently, for the first time, NASA scientists confirmed the presence of water over the surface of Europa, which is one of Jupiter’s 79 moons. The study was issued in the journal Nature Astronomy and revealed water releasing from Europa by 2,360 kg/s (kilograms per second), which is adequate to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool in just a few minutes. Researchers earlier believed that the liquid water was present beneath its icy surface and can sometimes explode in the space in gigantic geysers. But no one had been able to substantiate its occurrence in clouds by simply assessing the water molecule.
The research team directed by Lucas Paganini—NASA Planetary Scientist—utilized a spectrograph at the Keck Observatory that assesses the chemical structure of planetary atmospheres via the infrared light they absorb or emit. They identified the faint yet dissimilar indication of water vapor just once all through 17 nights of observations amid 2016 and 2017. According to the study, the water appears rarely, at least in amounts big enough to spot from the Earth. These findings can aid scientists in better understanding the inner mechanisms of the moon. It presented more hints that there is a liquid water ocean, probably twice as huge as Earth’s, sloshing under this moon’s miles-deep ice shell.
Recently, NASA was in news as the scientists from the UA (University of Alabama) will aid them to develop technology for future missions. The UA and NASA’s MSFC (Marshall Space Flight Center) will work together to improve research that will assist the space agency in developing advanced technology for potential missions. The collaboration will also generate opportunities for students and researchers from the UA to be part of progressive technologies. Stuart R. Bell—UA President—said, “Our corporation with NASA is an imperative priority in our attempts to offer opportunities for our students and for discovering solutions to leading-edge challenges.”
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