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Animation Screen Capture: Europa

Caption: The animation depicts a dive through the icy crust of Europa, ending at a hypothetical hydrothermal vent on the floor of the moon's global ocean. Such vents might be powered by heat generated by tidal interactions of Europa with Jupiter, and if they exist, some scientists speculate that they could be capable of supporting life.

Credit: Trent Schindler
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