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2015-03-12 12:28:23

Add Enceladus to the growing list of candidates that may be capable of supporting life, as an international team of researchers has discovered evidence of an active hydrothermal system on the icy Saturn moon that could be capable of supporting microbial life.

plate tectonics on Europa
2014-09-08 12:06:43

Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This indicates the first sign of this type of surface-shifting geological activity on a world other than Earth.

Ganymede
2014-05-02 06:23:00

While astronomers have long believed that Jupiter’s moon Ganymede was home to a thick ocean sandwiched between two layers of ice, researchers now claim that the largest natural satellite in our solar system could actually have several layers of ice and ocean stacked one upon another.

Cassini Eyes Possible New Moon Forming In Saturn's Orbit
2014-04-15 08:45:46

Newly released images from NASA’s Cassini probe have revealed the “birthing” of a tiny moon in orbit around Saturn. The images, taken exactly one year ago on Tuesday, showed evidence of the formation of a tiny icy moon, named “Peggy”

Lenticulae terrain on the surface of Europa
2014-03-15 06:04:04

Astronomers believe that Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, has a huge ocean beneath its icy surface. They have theorized that water, salts and gasses that have dissolved into that ocean rise to the surface, generating the enigmatic geological formations associated with the red-tinged formations seen on the moon's surface.

Voyager, Galileo Spacecraft Images Used To Create Geological Map Of Jupiter's Largest Moon
2014-02-12 15:57:52

A team of scientists from Wheaton College have produced the first geological map of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede. The map, which has been published by the USGS, was created using images taken by NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft.

Europa's Subsurface Ocean Currents And Patterns Act As A Heat Transfer
2013-12-04 04:25:36

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.

New Sensor Developed To Scan Planetary, Lunar Atmospheres
2013-10-07 13:41:22

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have announced the development of a groundbreaking sensor that could eventually be used to scan the atmospheres of Jupiter’s moons and other planetary bodies.

Jupiter Moon Europa
2012-09-25 07:14:23

Researchers announced at the European Planetary Science Congress in Madrid on Tuesday that the liquid water found on one of Jupiter's moons may not always be in that state.

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2011-06-22 13:35:00

Scientists say they have found convincing evidence that Saturn's moon Enceladus has a large-scale subterranean saltwater ocean.


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Jupiter's Moon Europa
2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Europa -- Europa is a puzzle. The sixth largest moon in our Solar System, Europa confounds and intrigues scientists. Few bodies in the Solar System have attracted as much scientific attention as this moon of Jupiter because of its possible subsurface ocean of water. The more we learn about this icy moon, the more questions we have. Because the nature of science is to ask questions, we cannot resist the mystery of Europa and its potential for possessing an ocean. Early...

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gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'