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Europa’s Oceans Might Taste Like Earth’s Oceans

•, By Adam Mann
 This is according to scientists who mapped the frozen moon in greater detail than ever before and discovered a new salt compound on its surface. Their research suggests that if you could somehow get to the distant, tiny world, survive the deadly radiation at its surface, drill through its 100-km-thick icy shell, and drink the water without dying, the taste would be somewhat familiar.

Europa is an odd dynamic world covered in strange cracks and mysterious salty chemicals. The moon is thought to have a gigantic ocean with two or three times the amount of water on Earth sitting below its frozen exterior. Because of this, it is considered to be one of the most likely places to find life in our solar system outside of Earth and this new finding definitely kicks the moon’s badassness up a few notches.

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