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Europa and other planetary bodies may have extremely low-density surfaces

Spacecraft landing on Jupiter's Moon Europa could see the craft sink due to high surface porosity, research by Planetary Science Institute Senior Scientist Robert Nelson shows. This enhanced-colour view shows a 350 by 750 kilometer swath across the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. Research by Robert Nelson of the Planetary Science Institute shows that Europa’s surface could be 95 percent porous, allowing  visiting spacecraft to...

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