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‘Chaos’ regions of Jupiter moon Europa may increase chance for life

The “chaos” regions on Jupiter’s moon Europa might hold keys to the possible existence of life in the ocean under the moon’s icy crust.

A fresh look at an older theory lends more weight to the idea that abundant oxygen might exist in Europa’s sub-surface ocean, after drizzling from the Jupiter moon’s icy shell as the jumbled terrain forms at the surface. In fact, oxygen levels in Europa’s subsurface oceans might be as high as those of Earth’s oceans, the new study suggests, giving credence to arguments about habitability of the icy moon.

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