Europa

SLS Rocket Promises To Do Better

The SLS rocket found its future launch manifest severely curtailed in a new budget request. This leaves the long overdue…

2 years ago

A Nuclear-Powered Tunneling Robot that Could Search for Life on Europa

The search for life has led astronomers to the icy moons in our Solar System. Among those moons, Europa has…

2 years ago

ARCHIMEDES: Digging into the ice on Europa with lasers

To explore Europa for signs of life, NASA in investing in a number of technologies, which includes a laser-mining concept…

3 years ago

Europa is Going to be Tough to Land on, it Could Have Towering Walls of Ice Spikes Across its Surface

According to a new NASA-backed study, Europa's surface may be covered in towering icy spikes, which could make a landed…

3 years ago

Life on Europa Would be Protected by Just a Few Centimeters of Ice

Thanks to a new study led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, future missions to Europa will be more likely to…

3 years ago

NASA Simulation Shows How Europa’s “Fossil Ocean” Rises to the Surface Over Time

A new study by a team from NASA JPL has shown how Europa's interior ocean rises to the surface slowly…

3 years ago

Are There Enough Chemicals on Icy Worlds to Support Life?

A new study by researchers from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics indicates that the chemicals necessary for life as…

3 years ago

There was Evidence for Europa’s Geysers Hiding in Plain Sight in Old Spacecraft Data From 1997

Using old data from the Galileo spaceprobe, a team of NASA scientists has found more evidence of plume activity on…

3 years ago

Could There be Alien Life Right Beneath the Surface of Icy Worlds Like Enceladus and Europa?

A new study conducted with the support of the NASA Astrobiology Institute has theorized that life may exist on the…

3 years ago

NASA Says James Webb Telescope will Study Solar System’s “Ocean Worlds”

When it is deployed in 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope will spend some of its time studying the "Ocean…

4 years ago