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Scientists just discovered NASA accidentally flew through a blast of alien ocean water in 1997 — and a $2 billion mission may soon ‘taste’ it for signs of life

Scientists looked at 20-year-old data from NASA‘s Galileo probe, which reached Jupiter in the 1990s. The researchers discovered that the robot had flown through water spraying out of Europa, an icy moon with a giant hidden ocean. New spacecraft could “sniff and taste” the water spraying from Europa and analyse […]
Scientists just discovered NASA accidentally flew through a blast of alien ocean water in 1997  —  and a $2 billion mission may soon ‘taste’ it for signs of life
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Earth is a desert planet compared to these ocean worlds in the solar system

Earth seems to have a huge water supply, but it’s relatively dry compared to other ocean worlds. Jupiter’s ice-covered moon Europa has about twice the volume of Earth’s liquid water. Ganymede, the largest moon of Jupiter, may have the largest ocean in the solar system. Earth seems drenched with water […]
Earth is a desert planet compared to these ocean worlds in the solar system