The Europa clipper orbiter will make about 40 to 50 close passes over Europa to determine whether the icy moon could harbour conditions suitable for life.
Most of the observations using a spectrometer on a moon-like Europa are taken using sunlight, however, the latest results show how Europa would look in the dark.
Jupiter has nearly 80 moons, including Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, which are the four largest.
If proven true, researchers predict that any asymmetry in craters and thickness of the ice shell measured by satellites could be partially inaccurate.
Europa has an ocean hidden beneath a thick shell of ice and has long has been viewed as a potential habitat for life, alongside Mars and Saturn’s moon Enceladus.
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Under Europa's icy surface is a salty ocean that contains twice as much water than that on earth.
Before you start sputtering about HAL 9000, monoliths and Europa, that's Io's shadow we're looking at.
Europa's surface appears to be in covered in a layer of salty liquid water under its icy shell.
Europa has been studied, but never sampled because of Europa's thick and dense ice shelf.
Among the key findings from the map was a cold spot in Europa's Northern Hemisphere.
Europa's surface resembles a forest of sharp, jagged ice spikes, some towering 50-feet-high: Study.
The 'whistle' was over 1 million times as intense as other moons and planets in the vicinity.
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Europa may have tectonic plates similar to Earth, increasing the chances of the Jovian moon harbouring life
The findings bolster earlier studies of Europa's surface geology that found regions where the moon's ice shell looks to be expanding like Earth.
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The images were obtained by the twin 8.4-metre mirrors of the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in the mountains of southeast Arizona.
The Hubble Space Telescope, and the Cassini mission are providing the evidence necessary for further scientific investigations into extraterrestrial life.
These new discoveries will also help inform future ocean world exploration and the broader search for life beyond the Earth.