Air apparent

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Abstract

Astronomers peering through the Hubble Space Telescope at Jupiter's moon Ganymede have found that the Jovian satellite produces ozone. Keith Noll and colleagues at the Space Telescope Science Institute have found evidence to suggest that charged particles trapped in Jupiter's magnetic field help pound ozone out of the icy surface of its moon. Though the process of ozone production on Ganymede is far from understood, the researchers suggest that the charged particles penetrate the moon's surface and disrupt water molecules.

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