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Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research have revealed that the subsurface ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa might have deep currents and circulation patterns.
The catastrophic melting and outflow of a buried ice lake formed the lumpy, bumpy floor of an ancient impact crater on Mars known as Aram Chaos.
Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin said they have discovered a body of liquid water the volume of the North American Great Lakes inside one of Jupiter's moons.
One might find that Jupiter's moon Europa to have extraterrestrial life after fossil-hunting on the icy surface.
When Mars was still young, more than four billion years ago, a large asteroid sailed out of the sky and slammed into an area known today as western Arabia Terra. The object hit hard enough that it blasted a basin at least 280 kilometers (175 miles) wide. The basin is now named Aram Chaos.
These images, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESAâ€™s Mars Express spacecraft, show the 'chaotic' terrain of the Aureum Chaos region on Mars.
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