Europa Jupiters Icy Moon

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Have you ever wondered if water was somewhere else other than on earth.........

Have you ever wondered if water was somewhere else other than on earth.........

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  • 1. By Charlie Carissimo EUROPA Jupiters Icy Moon
  • 2. IT IS INCREDIBLE TO THINK…
  • 3. … THAT THERE MIGHT BE WATER IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM BEYOND EARTH
  • 4. AND THEREFORE THE POSSIBILITY OF LIFE
  • 5. LET’S GO MORE IN DEPTH:
  • 6. EUROPA, JUPITERS ICY MOON
  • 7. EUROPA IS ONE OF JUPITER’S MANY MOONS
  • 8. IT IS SLIGHTLY SMALLER THAN EARTH’S MOON
  • 9. EUROPA’S SURFACE IS ONE OF THE SMOOTHEST AND BRIGHTEST IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM
  • 10. THERE ARE VERY FEW CRATERS ON EUROPA
  • 11. ITS SURFACE IS MADE UP OF…
  • 12.  
  • 13. AND IS ALSO STRIATED BY CRACKS AND STREAKS
  • 14. THESE CRACKS AND STREAKS ARE CALLED LINEAE
  • 15. LINEAE
  • 16. THEY ARE PROBABLY CAUSED BY ERUPTIONS OF WARM ICE…
  • 17. AS THE CRUST TRIED TO SPREAD TO EXPOSE WARMER LAYERS
  • 18. BUT THE INTERESTING PART IS WHAT’S UNDERNEATH THE CRUST…
  • 19. UNDER ITS ICY SURFACE SCIENTISTS HAVE HYPOTHESISED THAT THERE IS EITHER…
  • 20. A LIQUID OCEAN, WHICH WOULD BE THE BIGGEST IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM
  • 21.  
  • 22. OR WARM CONVECTING ICE
  • 23.  
  • 24.  
  • 25. IF THIS WERE TRUE THERE COULD BE LIFE IN ENVIRONMENTS SIMILAR TO THOSE NEAR EARTH’S HYDROTHERMAL VENTS
  • 26.  
  • 27. THE LIFE WOULD BE VERY PRIMITIVE, LIKE MICROBES
  • 28.  
  • 29. IT’S SOMEHOW EVEN HARDER TO IMMAGINE THAT THERE IS LIFE ON A MOON
  • 30. THAN TO IMMAGINE LIFE ON ANOTHER PLANET
  • 31. BUT IT’S NOT IMPOSSIBLE
  • 32. SOURCES MICROBES: www.lausd.k12.ca.us/ Figueroa_EL / images /Mystery%20to%20Medicine/ microbes.jpg VENT: www.noc.soton.ac.uk/ chess / education / Images /Logatchev1.jpg www.wikiedia.com www.nasa.gov ICE: www.tea.armadaproject.org/ Images / porter /porter_320_word_ICE.jpg EUROPA: www.wwu.edu/ depts / skywise / planets / europa.jpg