Are oceans on the moon of Europa oxygenated?



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    Yes, Jupiter’s moon, Europa, does have oxygenated oceans.  Scientists have found that there is enough oxygen to support life.  The oceans contain more than twice the amount of water of oceans on Earth, and there may enough oxygen to support multi-cellular organisms. 

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    The liquid water underneath ice on the surface of Europa does indeed have oxygen; it is less than in the oceans of Earth, but within the last few months the theory has been gaining support that there is actually plenty of oxygen to support organisms like fish. A scientist named Richard Greenberg has presented these findings, and says that the gas may be slowly increasing in Europa’s seas due to tides. This is similar to the slow build-up of oxygen on Earth that lead to life as we know it.

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