Unexplained cold spot on Jupiter’s moon

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Europa           Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute

Astronomers have mapped the surface temperature of Europa for the first time, and compared it with predictions from a model of sunlight’s influence.

It was already known that craters can be slightly warmer than the rest of the surface, but a cold spot was found, for which there is no current explanation.

Link to research paper

Link to Space.com article

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