Europa

This is What a Robotic Explorer Might See When it Reaches Europa’s Oceans

For decades, evidence has been mounting that beneath the icy crust of Jupiter’s moon Europa, a vast ocean exists that…

1 month ago

Will Europa finally answer, ‘Are we alone?’

While NASA’s much-lauded Space Launch System stands ready for its maiden flight later this month with the goal of sending…

2 months ago

A Swarm of Swimming Robots to Search for Life Under the Ice on Europa

When Galileo pointed his telescope at Jupiter 400 years ago, he saw three blobs of light around the giant planet,…

3 months ago

ESA's Juice Mission is Fully Integrated and Ready for Testing. Soon it'll fly to Space on a Mission to Jupiter's Moons

Now less than one year until the projected launch date, ESA’s JUICE mission is in the final phases of development.…

4 months ago

What’s the Right Depth to Search for Life on Icy Worlds?

Are we alone? Is there life beyond Earth? These are the questions that plague the very essence of science, and…

5 months ago

Hydrogen Gas Can Seep Through Rock Providing Food to Bacteria. Another Place to Look for Life On Other Worlds.

Spin Google Earth around until you're looking down at the nation of Oman. Ancient rock in that country is the…

5 months ago

Shallow Pockets of Water Under the ice on Europa Could Bring Life Close to its Surface

New research from Standford University has found an explanation for the most prominent features on Europa, based on similar featured…

5 months ago

Europa Could be Pulling Oxygen Down Below the Ice to Feed Life

Jupiter's moon Europa is a prime candidate in the search for life. The frozen moon has a subsurface ocean, and…

6 months ago

The Europa Clipper is Coming Together, Launching in 2024

Who is excited to send a spacecraft to Europa? Every person I’ve talked to who is even remotely interested in…

7 months ago

Europa Clipper’s Thermal Imaging System was Tested Here on Earth

The highly anticipated Europa Clipper mission, set to launch in 2024, will investigate Jupiter's moon Europa. This icy moon with…

9 months ago