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News Release 39 of 954

December 12, 2013 11:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-55

Hubble Space Telescope Sees Evidence of Water Vapor Venting off Jovian Moon

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Europa
Object Description: Jovian Moon
Distance: The mean radius of Europa's orbit about Jupiter is 670,900 kilometers (416,900 miles).
Dimensions: Neptune has a mean diameter of 3,122 kilometers (1,940 miles).
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from proposal 13040: J. Saur (University of Cologne, Germany), L. Roth (Southwest Research Institute/University of Cologne, Germany), P. Feldman and D. Strobel (JHU), K. Retherford (Southwest Research Institute), M. McGrath (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center), and F. Nimmo (University of California, Santa Cruz).
Instrument: STIS
Exposure Date(s): November and December, 2012
Grating: G140L
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and L. Roth (Southwest Research Institute/University of Cologne, Germany)
Release Date: December 12, 2013