Europa can have water with life - level 2

Europa can have water with life - level 2

17-11-2011 23:00

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar System. It has 64 moons and one moon is more special than the other moons. Its name is Europa. This moon is full of ice. The ice is about 3 kilometres high and it is all around the moon. Nobody knew if there was water under this ice.

Now scientists studied the pictures of Europa and they saw some parts of ice which show there is water under the ice. Europa is a very cold moon but the gravitation of Jupiter is so big that it often changes the centre of Europa and these changes make the moon’s centre warm.

Nasa is building a special radar which should show them that water on Europa really exists.

Written by Danny for News in Levels

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