Jupiter’s moon Ganymede may be rocking more water than Earth

This week, scientists utilizing the Hubble House Telescope discovered that Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, has as huge, salty ocean beneath its floor that may have more water than “all of Earth’s floor water mixed.”

That’s the information as reported by NASA and here by Scientific American. Buried beneath a “95-mile crust of principally ice,” scientists suppose the ocean is about 60 miles thick, 10 instances the depth of the Earth’s oceans.

“This discovery marks a major milestone, highlighting what solely Hubble can accomplish,” mentioned John Grunsfeld, affiliate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, in a web-based assertion. “In its 25 years in orbit, Hubble has made many scientific discoveries in our personal photo voltaic system. A deep ocean beneath the icy crust of Ganymede opens up additional thrilling potentialities for all times past Earth.”

NASA scientists have lengthy thought there was water beneath Ganymede’s floor, the biggest moon in our photo voltaic system at over 3,200 miles throughout. It’s important to search out water as a result of it is a vital signal of the existence of life.

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