Jupiter's ocean moon Europa probably glows in the dark

The Nature report cited says "Europa is considered to be one of the potentially habitable bodies in our Solar System due to its predicted subsurface oceans, tidal forces generating heat in the interior and potential for water–rock interactions that could catalyse chemical disequilibria1–5. Jovian magnetospheric radiation, which generates energy-rich oxidants on the surface, could enable redox reactions if successfully transported into the subsurface oceans."

My observation. In the early days of Europa, I did not see how this radiation bombardment could be different, e.g. higher radiation amounts. How such radiation bombardment could impact abiogenesis at work on Europa or shut abiogenesis down at Europa.


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