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NASA Wants to Explore Europa On the Cheap | The Planetary Society

NASA Wants to Explore Europa On the Cheap | The Planetary Society | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA announced today that their Europa mission concept studies will be for a sub-$1 billion spacecraft, a level never before imagined for a mission to this watery moon.
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"Tidal Stress on Alien Planets Increases Probability of Life" --NASA

"Tidal Stress on Alien Planets Increases Probability of Life" --NASA | Europa News | Scoop.it
Computer modeling by NASA scientists shows that friction could be the key to survival for some distant Earth-sized planets traveling in dangerous orbits. The findings are consistent with observations that Earth-sized planets appear to be very common in other star...
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Never-Before-Seen Photo of Europa Shows Rivers of Red Ice

Never-Before-Seen Photo of Europa Shows Rivers of Red Ice | Europa News | Scoop.it
The folks at JPL just published a new image of the surface of Europa – Jupiter's watery, chaotic, eruptive, and potentially life-harboring satellite. The photograph illustrates the contrast between the moon's relatively pure water ice (blue-white terrain) and its saltier, and thereby ruddier, surface ice.
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Dazzling New View of Europa's Frozen Red Veins : DNews

Dazzling New View of Europa's Frozen Red Veins : DNews | Europa News | Scoop.it
In a newly released image of Jupiter's moon Europa, its frozen, cracked surface has been revealed in breathtaking color. Continue reading →
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A New View of Europa – Phenomena: No Place Like Home

A New View of Europa – Phenomena: No Place Like Home | Europa News | Scoop.it
Europa is like a spherical ice cube that has partially melted. In fact, if you shook this small moon of Jupiter, you might hear a sloshing sound. That’s because a deep, global ocean lies beneath th...
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This Rover Drives Under Ice And Could Explore Extraterrestrial Oceans

This Rover Drives Under Ice And Could Explore Extraterrestrial Oceans | Europa News | Scoop.it
By driving on the underside of ice, this device can explore difficult-to-access waters on Earth, and possibly beyond.
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Alien Life: As NASA Mulls Europa Moon, Scientists Expand Methane Examination Capabilities

Alien Life: As NASA Mulls Europa Moon, Scientists Expand Methane Examination Capabilities | Europa News | Scoop.it
While NASA considers a mission to the watery moon Europa, UCL researchers may have found that life can exist without liquid.
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Astrobiology - The hunt for life beyond Earth

Astrobiology - The hunt for life beyond Earth | Europa News | Scoop.it
One of the oldest questions may be answered in our lifetimes. Are we alone?
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NASA Is Building a Tiny Mothership to Explore Distant Lunar Oceans

NASA Is Building a Tiny Mothership to Explore Distant Lunar Oceans | Europa News | Scoop.it
In a new approach to planetary science, a small satellite would rain even smaller satellites on Jupiter's moon. 
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National Geographic Specials: Journey to Europa | Knowledge.ca

National Geographic Specials: Journey to Europa | Knowledge.ca | Europa News | Scoop.it
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Jupiter's radio signals could help find aliens - Openminds.tv

Jupiter's radio signals could help find aliens - Openminds.tv | Europa News | Scoop.it
A new study suggests harnessing the planet's radio waves to scan its moons.
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Europa Clipper Mission Concept: Exploring Jupiter's Ocean Moon - Phillips - 2014 - Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union - Wiley Online Library

Europa Clipper Mission Concept: Exploring Jupiter's Ocean Moon - Phillips - 2014 - Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union - Wiley Online Library | Europa News | Scoop.it
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NASA Budget Increase Brings Men Closer to Mars

NASA Budget Increase Brings Men Closer to Mars | Europa News | Scoop.it
Aliens and space exploration have been proven to be of some importance, as the Capitol Hill took a break from the standard political business and discussed the future of National Aeronautics and Sp...
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Nasa calls for cut-price mission ideas for Jupiter’s icy moon Europa

Nasa calls for cut-price mission ideas for Jupiter’s icy moon Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
Nasa is now accepting proposals for missions to explore Jupiter's moon. They are looking to do the mission for less than $1 billion (£590 million).
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New Statesman | Look at this amazing picture of Jupiter's moon Europa

New Statesman | Look at this amazing picture of Jupiter's moon Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
This colourised picture of Europa is just beautiful.
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A New Image of Europa Emerges

A New Image of Europa Emerges | Europa News | Scoop.it
Eureka – it's Europa! And a brand-new image of it, too! (Well, kinda sorta.) The picture above, showing the icy moon's creased and cracked surface, was made from images acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its exploration of Jupiter and its family of moons in 1997 and 1998. While the data itself isn't new per se the…
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Jupiter moon image reveals ice

Jupiter moon image reveals ice | Europa News | Scoop.it
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Radio Signals from Jupiter Could Aid Search for Alien Life

Radio Signals from Jupiter Could Aid Search for Alien Life | Europa News | Scoop.it
Powerful radio signals that Jupiter generates could be used to help researchers scan its giant moons for oceans that could be home to extraterrestrial life, according to a recent study submitted to the journal Icarus.
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NASA testing an underwater alien-hunting robot - Openminds.tv

NASA testing an underwater alien-hunting robot - Openminds.tv | Europa News | Scoop.it
Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are testing an early version of an underwater rover that could one day be used in the search for extraterrestrial life by exploring subsurface oceans on alien worlds. Time magazine explains that this prototype, called the Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration (BRUIE), “is operated through satellite link and designed ...
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Upside-down drive: NASA tests under-ice space rover

Upside-down drive: NASA tests under-ice space rover | Europa News | Scoop.it
A NASA space rover to be sent to Jupiter's moon Europa has had its first run in Alaska. The tiny machine is designed to travel on underwater ice.
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Distant Oasis

Distant Oasis | Europa News | Scoop.it
Jupiter's moon Europa may have the three ingredients needed for life as we know it.
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NASA will use Hubble to search for targets beyond Pluto

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope will begin searching for an object beyond Pluto that the New Horizons spacecraft can explore next summer.
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Cracks in Pluto's Moon Suggest Underground Ocean

Cracks in Pluto's Moon Suggest Underground Ocean | Europa News | Scoop.it
Cracks in Pluto's icy moon Charon may indicate that this far away planet once had an underground ocean.
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Big Picture Science

Big Picture Science | Europa News | Scoop.it
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The ice of a distant moon | Science News

The ice of a distant moon | Science News | Europa News | Scoop.it
Jupiter’s moon Europa hides a liquid ocean, and conceivably life, under kilometers of ice. The challenge for engineers is how to penetrate that frozen barrier with technology that can be launched into space and operated remotely.
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NASA Is Now Accepting Ideas For A Mission To Europa

NASA Is Now Accepting Ideas For A Mission To Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
With its subsurface ocean and active plumes, Europa is one of the best candidates for life in the entire solar system. NASA recently announced that it wants to organize a robotic mission — and the space agency is now ready to hear your ideas.
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