Fig. 1: Cutaway views of Europa’s water ice shell and saltwater ocean. | Nature Communications

Fig. 1: Cutaway views of Europa’s water ice shell and saltwater ocean.

From: NASA’s Europa Clipper—a mission to a potentially habitable ocean world

Fig. 1

We show the scale of (a) the individual layers in relation to each other, and (b) an artistic schematic (artist: Jeff Nentrup) of different tectonic and geodynamic processes that might be at play within the ice shell today or in the past. Each of these processes may play a unique role in defining Europa’s habitability.

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