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Jupiter's moon Europa puffs water vapor, could there be life?


UNDATED (CNN) - See that blue pixelated spot?

That's the place on one of Jupiter's moons where scientists want to check for signs of life.

The reason?

Look at this next image.

It's an artist's rendering of a water vapor sprouting 125 miles high above the moon called Europa.

NASA says the Hubble space telescope captured the activity on Europa's south pole.

Scientists believe the vapor came from a geyser connected to a hidden ocean under the moon's surface.

They say the water may have the right chemistry to sustain very basic aquatic life.

Before it sends a probe to collect some of the water for testing, NASA wants to take a few more pictures to confirm the discovery.

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