Under a thin veil of ice in Europe is hidden in the ocean of salt water
The network showed a photo of the four images of Europe, obtained by using the ALMA radio telescopes.
According to American scientists, the images have a source resolution of about 200 kilometers, sufficient to examine the relationship between surface thermal changes and the main geological features of the moon.
The researchers analyzed changes in temperature and constructed the first global map of the thermal characteristics of Europe. The data also showed a cold spot in the Northern hemisphere of the icy moon.
“The data also indicate that under a thin blanket of ice on Europa’s hidden ocean of salt water in contact with rocky core. In addition, the satellite has a relatively young surface age is between 20 to 180 million years, indicating the operation of another unidentified thermal or geological processes,” – said the scientists.
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