Europa lander

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

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

A Hybrid Fission/Fusion Reactor Could be the Best way to get Through the ice on Europa

A new proposal for a hybrid nuclear reactor could power missions to Europa, and was selected by NASA for Phase…

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

Europa has Water in its Atmosphere

New research indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has water vapor in its trailing atmosphere, which could inform missions headed there…

2 years ago

Water Vapor Was Just Found on Europa, More Evidence There’s Liquid Water Beneath All that Ice

What's been long-suspected has now been confirmed: Jupiter's moon Europa has water. As we've learned more about the outer Solar…

4 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…

5 years ago

Europa Lander Could Carry a Microphone and “Listen” to the Ice to Find Out What’s Underneath

A research team from Arizona State University is developing a seismometer that could be mounted a lander mission to Europa…

7 years ago