The mysterious double ridges of Icy Europa may hint at hidden pockets of water

The mysterious double ridges of Icy Europa may hint at hidden pockets of water

A ridge carved into the Greenland ice sheet provides an unexpected clue that many pockets of water could be trapped just below the surface of Europa, the ice-covered moon of Jupiter, one of the most likely candidates to host the microbial life of the solar system.

The area of Europeone of Jupiter, is covered in a 15-mile-thick (20-kilometer) crust of ice, under which scientists believe an ocean rocks. But there could be scientific promise much closer to the surface of the frozen moon, according to a new study that has found similarities between the processes shaping the surface of the distant moon and Earthis the very own icy Greenland.

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