NASA Finds Vast Ocean On Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

March 14, 2015 4:32 AM

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This week, data from the Hubble Space Telescope was used to monitor the auroras at the poles of Jupiter’s mood Ganymede. The data shows that the moon likely has massive oceans beneath its icy surface. According to the researchers the oceans are likely 60 miles deep, that’s almost nine times the deepest parts of Earth’s surface oceans.

The list of objects with water in the solar system is now very long. Starting from the innermost planet; water was discovered on Mercury in 2012, at least at the poles and possibly in deep craters. Because of Mercury’s proximity to the sun it is very hot and ice can only exist in places with little ...

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