Europa

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…

6 days ago

NASA’s Juno To Skim the Surface of Jupiter’s Icy Moon Europa

This next week will mark a scientifically valuable achievement for NASA’s Juno mission, as the pioneering spacecraft is slated to…

2 weeks ago

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

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

Here are the 7 Best Places to Search for Life in the Solar System

If humanity is ever going to find life on another planet in the solar system, it’s probably best to know…

7 months ago