1. Table salt compound spotted on Europa: Finding prompts a rethinking of the icy moon's subsurface ocean  Science Daily
  2. The Ocean on Jupiter's Moon Europa Has Table Salt, Just Like Earth's Seas  Space.com
  3. Europa's ocean may be more Earthlike than previously thought  New Atlas
  4. Jupiter's watery moon, Europa, is covered in table salt  CNET
  5. Water on Europa--with a Pinch of Salt  Scientific American
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The huge ocean sloshing beneath the ice shell of the Jupiter moon Europa may be more similar to the seas of Earth than scientists had thought.Europa's huge buried sea may be sodium-chloride salty, like the oceans of Earth.

The Ocean on Jupiter's Moon Europa Has Table Salt, Just Like Earth's Seas | Space

A familiar ingredient has been hiding in plain sight on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Using a visible light spectral analysis, planetary scientists at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ...

Table salt compound spotted on Europa

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“Water on Europa--with a Pinch of Salt. Much like Earth’s seas, the subsurface ocean of this icy moon of Jupiter contains sodium chloride, the main ingredient of table salt https://t.co/5SPP3ZArgR”

Jennifer Ouellette on Twitter: "Water on Europa--with a Pinch of Salt. Much like Earth’s seas, the subsurface ocean of this icy moon of Jupiter contains sodium chloride, the main ingredient of table salt https://t.co/5SPP3ZArgR"

Get your popcorn ready, we're headed to Europa.No word yet on the abundance of popcorn, however.

Jupiter's watery moon, Europa, is covered in table salt - CNET

Much like Earth’s seas, the subsurface ocean of this icy moon of Jupiter contains sodium chloride, the main ingredient of table saltMuch like Earth’s seas, the subsurface ocean of this icy moon of Jupiter contains sodium chloride, the main ingredient of table salt

Water on Europa--with a Pinch of Salt - Scientific American

Using the Hubble Space Telescope to spy on Europa’s surface, astronomers have discovered the presence of sodium chloride – better known as table salt, the same compound that makes Earth’s oceans so salty.Using the Hubble Space Telescope to spy on Europa’s surface, astronomers have discovered the presence of sodium chloride – better known as table salt, the same compound that makes Earth’s oceans so s

The briny depths of Europa brim with table salt | Astronomy.com

A new study by Caltech and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California indicate that the subterranean world ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa may be more Earthlike than scientists believed, with the waters containing common salt.A new study by Caltech and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California indicate that the subterranean world ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa may be more Earthlike than scientists believed, with the waters containing common salt.

Europa's ocean may be more Earthlike than previously thought

The potential habitability of Europa’s subsurface ocean depends on its chemical composition, which may be reflected in that of Europa’s geologically young surface. Investigations using Galileo Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer data led to the prevailing view that Europa’s endogenous units are rich in sulfate salts. However, recent ground-based infrared observations have suggested that, while regions experiencing sulfur radiolysis may contain sulfate salts, Europa’s more pristine endogenous material may reflect a chloride-dominated composition. Chlorides have no identifying spectral features at infrared wavelengths, but develop distinct visible-wavelength absorptions under irradiation, like that experienced on the surface of Europa. Using spectra obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope, we present the detection of a 450-nm absorption indicative of irradiated sodium chloride on the surface. The feature correlates with geologically disrupted chaos terrain, suggesting an interior source. The presence of endogenous sodium chloride on the surface of Europa has important implications for our understanding of its subsurface chemistry.

Sodium chloride on the surface of Europa | Science Advances

Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, might be a site for a major cooking essential found on Earth: table salt. Planetary scientists at Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have found that a […]

Scientists Discover Strange Table Salt Compound on Jupiter's Europa - Geek.com