Europa Clipper

Europa Clipper Could Help Discover if Jupiter's Moon is Habitable

Since 1979, when the Voyager probes flew past Jupiter and its system of moons, scientists have speculated about the possibility…

3 months ago

Should We Send Humans to Europa?

Universe Today recently examined the potential for sending humans to the planet Venus despite its extremely harsh surface conditions. But…

3 months ago

NASA Tests a Prototype Europa Lander

NASA engineers are testing a prototype for a Europa Lander, which will search the surface of Jupiter's icy moon for…

3 months ago

NASA’s Europa Clipper Taking “Message in a Bottle” to Jupiter

NASA believes in getting the public excited about space, and they’re carrying on this tradition by recently announcing that space…

9 months ago

We Could Soon See Landslides on Europa and Ganymede

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) recently launched Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) mission and NASA's upcoming Europa Clipper mission could…

10 months ago

Europa’s Ice Rotates at a Different Speed From its Interior. Now We May Know Why

Jupiter’s moon, Europa, contains a large ocean of salty water beneath its icy shell, some of which makes it to…

11 months ago

Europa Could be Covered in Salty Ice

Jupiter’s second Galilean moon, Europa, is one of the most fascinating planetary objects in our Solar System with its massive…

1 year ago

Comet Impacts Could Have Brought the Raw Ingredients for Life to Europa’s Ocean

Jupiter is the most-visited planet in the Solar System, thanks largely to NASA. It all started with Pioneer 10 and…

1 year ago

NASA has Built a Collection of Instruments That Will Search for Life Inside Europa and Enceladus

Scientists at NASA JPL and Colorado University have created a new instrument for finding signs of life, called the Ocean…

1 year ago

Mysterious Europa Gets an Extreme Closeup From NASA’s Juno Probe

Over the course of a brief two-hour opportunity, NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a rare close look at Europa, an ice-covered…

1 year ago