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Europa Might Not Be Able to Support Life in its Oceans

Can Europa’s massive, interior ocean contain the building blocks of life, and even support life as we know it? This…

2 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…

6 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…

1 year 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

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 years 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…

2 years ago

There Might be Volcanoes at the Bottom of Europa’s sub-ice Oceans

In about three years, NASA plans to launch a robotic orbiter that will study Jupiter's mysterious moon Europa. It's called…

3 years ago

Europa’s Nightside Glows in the Dark

A team of NASA scientists has conducted a study that shows what the surface of Europa will look like, which…

4 years ago

More Evidence that Europa’s Oceans Could be Habitable

At first glance, Jupiter's moon Europa doesn't seem much like Earth. It's a moon, not a planet, and it's covered…

4 years ago