"On Earth, the sublimation of massive ice deposits at equatorial latitudes under cold and dry conditions in the absence of any liquid melt leads to the formation of spiked and bladed textures eroded into the surface of the ice", explains the study. Actually traveling to Europa is still little more than a dream, but when we eventually make it happen we may need to grapple with something unexpected: a surface covered in brutal blades of ice.
In a new study published in Nature Geoscience, researchers studying Europa reveal that conditions on the planet might support a phenomenon that occurs on Earth which turns ice into large spiky blades. Its surface is mainly ice and it has the thermal conditions required for ice to sublime without melting.
As we all might know, Jupiter's moon is called Europa and was discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei.
"Beneath the icy surface of Europa is perhaps the most promising place to look for present-day environments suitable for life", NASA said.
Excitingly, the Europa Clipper mission may be a forerunner to a landing mission on the Jovian moon, in which a probe would drill through the icy surface and plunge into the dark ocean beneath.
This image shows two views of Europa. Dr Moore is a co-investigator on Europa Clipper.
In addition to getting to spend some kid-free time together, William and Kate got to further push their mental health initiative. Another policy up for discussion is a declaration committing to putting mental health on an equal footing with physical health.
The third in its line of high-end smartphones, the Google Pixel has previously impressed reviewers with its camera quality . Financial analysts said it is hard to evaluate Google's hardware business as it is overshadowed by profits from search ads.
However, May has not yet shown the new proposal to Foster, whose party the prime minister depends upon for her Commons majority. She said there was evidence that Brexit was "dislodging long-held red lines about the union".
Google says the Pixel Visual Core chipset that handles imaging is back but we are not sure if this is the same or an upgraded one. Another highlight of the tablet is the Split screen that is integrated for smooth multitasking and Google Assistant .
Additionally, several of gospel and R&B's heaviest hitters will assemble for what's sure to be a touching Aretha Franklin tribute. XXXTentacion's mother was proud and tearful as she accepted her late son's posthumous American Music Award on Tuesday night.
The month's updates to the NES library have included a special treat for those who haven't beaten the original Legend of Zelda . You'll begin with all equipment, including the White Sword, the Magical Shield, the Blue Ring, and even the Power Bracelet.
And in an effort to protect you from you, Google has also added Digital Wellbeing to monitor and limit your device and app usage. The device features Home View, a dashboard for the spectrum of home devices, including appliances, DVRs, lights and thermostats.
Bush administration and his comments about Democrats using allegations of sexual assault against him, according to the Post. McConnell's remarks were viewed as a signal that he would be open to filling a potential Supreme Court vacancy in 2020.
According to the global agency, 10 to 20 per cent of children and adolescents worldwide suffer from mental disorders. One such discussion was held on Twitter earlier this year during May, which is considered as Mental Health Month.
The color of the meteors will be the same that is in the red and yellow colors, but will vary its brightness. As Earth passes through the comet's tail, the debris from the meteor burns up - causing shooting stars.
Vikas Bahl slaps legal notices on Anurag & Vikramaditya
However, the piece was also critical of Mr Kashyap's way of handling the matter, including the delay in calling Vikas Bahl out. The defamation notice alleges that Mr Kashyap and Mr Motwane acted on hearsay to paint Mr Bahl as the villain of the piece.
Sears may be preparing to file for bankruptcy
The impetus for the fast-moving bankruptcy preparation is a $134 million debt payment due this coming Monday. Sears' acting spokesman, Howard Riefs, said Brathwaite had informed the retailer of his exit last month.
Meghan Markle's ex-husband Trevor Engelson gets remarried
Trevor is said to have met Tracey in 2017 and she is credited with helping him to come to terms with Meghan's new relationship. In a truly weird moment during the interview, she also showed off the cardboard cutout she bought of Meghan's face in London.
British pair feared dead as Majorca flash floods kill five
Rescue workers and military units from the Spanish mainland were heading to the area which is popular with British holidaymakers. Two Britons who were killed in a taxi are among the five people who have died during flash floods in Majorca .
Google Pixel 3 XL Goes On Sale Before Official Launch
The phones come in black, white , and an pinkish off-white that Google archly calls "not pink", but which is, of course, pink. If you wish to grab Pixel Slate , you are supposed to shell out $599, and for keyboard and pen, it's additional $199 and $99.