Hubble finds an underground ocean on Jupiter’s largest moon

March 13, 2015 9:31 AM

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Hubble finds an underground ocean on Jupiter’s largest moon

The possibility of life on other planets just became more probable with NASA's Hubble telescope's latest discovery. Hubble uncovered evidence of a giant underground ocean on Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede. Ganymede is the largest moon in our entire solar system and has long drawn the focus of astronomers as they search for conditions that could be hospitable to life on other planets. The theory of underground oceans on Ganymede was first proposed on in the 1970's, but it wasn't until now that scientists uncovered solid evidence.

This latest discovery was made Joachim Saur and his team at the University of Cologne in Germany. Ganymede has its own magnetic field which produces aurorae, not unlike earth's aurora borealis. Ganymede's magnetic field interacts with Jupiter's magnetic field. Whenever Jupiter's field changes Ganyme...

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