NASA researchers discovered that the Jupiter-orbiting moon Ganymede – the largest moon in our solar system – has an ocean beneath its icy surface, raising the prospects for life. It’s 60 miles (100 km) thick, which is 10 times deeper than Earth’s oceans. All this water is buried under a 95-mile (150-km) crust of mostly ice. Continue reading for another pictures and more information.
“Using computer models, they realized that a salty, electrically conductive ocean beneath the moon’s surface was counteracting Jupiter’s magnetic pull. Scientists ran more than 100 computer models to see if anything else could be having an impact on Ganymede’s aurora. They also repeated the seven-hour, ultraviolet Hubble observations and analyzed data for both belts of aurora,” reports The Daily Mail.