The scientists a are searching Europa, a moon of Jupiter for life beyond Earth. It seems that water plumes are shooting into space from Europa. The moon Europa has a lot of the ingredients necessary for life. There is water. There is energy. There is some amount of carbon material. But the habitability of Europa is one of the big questions that we want to understand. The research, headed by University of Michigan space physicist Xianzhe Jia, was published in the journal Nature Astronomy. The findings support other evidence of plumes from Europa, whose ocean may contain twice the volume of all Earth’s oceans. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 2012 collected ultraviolet data suggestive of a plume. A bit smaller than the Earth’s moon, Europa’s ocean resides under an ice layer 15 to 25 km thick. Its estimated depth is 60 to 150 km.