The oceans on one of Jupiter’s moons might not be so different from the oceans on Earth.
NASA released findings on Wednesday that show Europa’s oceans contain sodium chloride, more commonly known as table salt.
NASA was able to identify the substance by doing a flyby of the moon with Galileo, one of their spacecraft.
They used an infrared spectrometer to identify the moon’s surface as salt water covered by a thin layer of ice.
The yellow portions of the moon have been identified as areas with an abundance of salt.