Jupiter's moon Europa may have plate tectonics just like Earth

September 8, 2014 7:14 PM

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Jupiter's moon Europa may have plate tectonics just like Earth

Jupiter's icy moon Europa, regarded as perhaps the solar system's best bet to host alien life, keeps getting more and more interesting.

Big slabs of ice are sliding over and under each other within Europa's ice shell, a new study suggests. The Jovian satellite may thus be the only solar system body besides Earth to possess a system of plate tectonics.

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