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'Persistent water' found on Jupiter's moon Europa - meaning it could harbour alien life

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has confirmed the presence of persistent water on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, meaning that it could harbour extra-terrestrial life.Although the presence of water vapour was confirmed on Europa back in 2013, this new ground-breaking discovery has shown it to be far more prevalent than initially thought.Using images and data from the Hubble Telescope archives, dating from 1999 to 2015, the European Space Agency found water vapour covering a large part of the moon's trailing hemisphere.The space boffins mimicked an earlier technique used to discover water vapour on another of Jupiter's many moons, Ganymede.Lorenz Roth, the sole author of the study from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Space and Plasma.

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