Evidence of Surprising Activity on Europa

NASA to Discuss Evidence of Surprising Activity on Europa

Jupiter’s icy moon Europa.

NASA will host a teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, September 26, to present new findings from images captured by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa.

Astronomers will present results from a unique Europa observing campaign that resulted in surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa. Participants in the teleconference will be:

  • Paul Hertz, director of the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington
  • William Sparks, astronomer with the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore
  • Britney Schmidt, assistant professor at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta
  • Jennifer Wiseman, senior Hubble project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland

To participate by phone, media must contact Dwayne Brown at 202-358-1726 or [email protected] and provide their media affiliation no later than noon Monday.

Audio of the teleconference will stream live on NASA’s website at: http://www.nasa.gov/live

1 Comment on "Evidence of Surprising Activity on Europa"

  1. Maxwell A.G. Hammer | September 23, 2016 at 1:01 am | Reply

    Place bets. Mine is that the earlier plumes/geysers detected by Galileo, were confirmed by photos taken by Juno.

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