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Five Places in the Solar System We Should Explore Next

Five Places in the Solar System We Should Explore Next | Europa News | Scoop.it
The solar system is our home, but we’ve barely looked into most of its rooms. To be fair, many of those rooms are difficult to get to. Pluto, Eris, Quaoar, and the other small not quite planets beyond Neptune are so far away, we can’t see surface features on them...
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'Beautiful physics' helps find ocean worlds in solar system

'Beautiful physics' helps find ocean worlds in solar system | Europa News | Scoop.it
Scientists on the hunt for an exoplanet capable of sustaining life used to believe a likely candidate couldn't be too close to its parent sun or too far away, or else it would burn up or freeze.
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A mission to Jupiter’s moon

A mission to Jupiter’s moon | Europa News | Scoop.it
To planetary scientists Jupiter’s icy moon Europa is a Siren, calling out to them across the solar system. With its youthful surface, abundance of water and the tantalising evidence of a moon-wide ocean – it is one of the best chances for us to find life within our solar system. Last week the Europa Clipper […]
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SLS manifest targets Europa and Mars Sample Return missions | NASASpaceFlight.com

SLS manifest targets Europa and Mars Sample Return missions | NASASpaceFlight.com | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA is moving up a gear with its manifest planning for the Space Launch System (SLS). A new internal manifest portrays a tag team approach, alternating SLS
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‘Death Star’ Ocean? Seven Moons That Could Host Huge Hidden Liquid Reservoirs

‘Death Star’ Ocean? Seven Moons That Could Host Huge Hidden Liquid Reservoirs | Europa News | Scoop.it
Could there be an ocean hidden somewhere in that Death Star-like picture? This is an image of Mimas, a moon of Saturn, and just yesterday (Oct. 15) newly r
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25 Years Since Galileo: A Recent Look at NASA Technologies - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

25 Years Since Galileo: A Recent Look at NASA Technologies - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law | Europa News | Scoop.it
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Cubesats May Hitchhike on Mission to Europa - Discovery News

Cubesats May Hitchhike on Mission to Europa - Discovery News | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., has selected proposals from 10 universities to begin investigating the possible use of cubesats as auxiliary components to missions to Europa and beyond.
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"ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE" --New NASA Mission to Europa will Ignore Arthur C Clarke's Warning (Today's Most Popular)

"ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE" --New NASA Mission to Europa will Ignore Arthur C Clarke's Warning (Today's Most Popular) | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA is ignoring Arthur C Clarke's warning to avoid exploring Juipter's moon, Europa. In 2010: Odyssey Two, a 1982 the science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke, the Earth mission returns to the Jupiter system to explore beneath the ice...
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Gallery: 5 Exotic Places NASA’s Next-Generation Rocket Could Help Explore

Gallery: 5 Exotic Places NASA’s Next-Generation Rocket Could Help Explore | Europa News | Scoop.it
TORONTO, CANADA - Could NASA's new rocket bring a probe to sample the geysers of Saturn's moon Enceladus, or ferry human explorers to the surface of Mars? Representatives of contractor Boeing think so. They've put together some ideas for sending their Space Launch System to these far-flung destinations, which they presented at the International Astronautical…
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Tiny Satellites Could Hitchhike To Europa With Bigger NASA Mission Concept

Tiny Satellites Could Hitchhike To Europa With Bigger NASA Mission Concept | Europa News | Scoop.it
When you've got a $2 billion mission concept to head to Europa, it's likely a good idea to pack as much science on this mission as possible. That's the thinking that NASA had as it invited 10 universities to send their ideas for CubeSats -- tiny satellites -- that would accompany the Europa Clipper mission…
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Icy Europa May Have Plate Tectonics Like Planet Earth

Icy Europa May Have Plate Tectonics Like Planet Earth | Europa News | Scoop.it
It turns out that Europa may just be able to support life and may be more like Earth than we thought. Scientists have found that the icy moon may have giant plates of ice that shuffle along its surface, much like plates of rocks do on Earth.
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Faraway moon mimics Earth tectonics

Faraway moon mimics Earth tectonics | Europa News | Scoop.it
Jupiter's icy moon Europa may have active tectonic plates similar to those that shape the Earth, which had long been thought unique in this respect, scientists said Sunday.
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What's next: 5 new goals in space exploration

What's next: 5 new goals in space exploration | Europa News | Scoop.it
The European Space Agency's lander is sitting on a comet rushing through space at 1.6 million kilometres a day. It's cheering news to people who wants to explore our solar system, rejuvenating plan...
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US plans to answer the lure of Europa

US plans to answer the lure of Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
To planetary scientists Jupiter’s icy moon Europa is a Siren, calling out to them across the solar system. With its youthful surface, abundance of water and the tantalising evidence of a moon-wide ocean…
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To Europa! Mission to Jupiter's Moon Gains Support in Congress

To Europa! Mission to Jupiter's Moon Gains Support in Congress | Europa News | Scoop.it
Several influential congresspeople are among those calling for a mission to Europa, which is regarded by many scientists as the best place to search for life beyond Earth.
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NASA: "Could Alien Life Forms Survive Without Water?"

NASA: "Could Alien Life Forms Survive Without Water?" | Europa News | Scoop.it
“Follow the water” has long been the mantra of our NASA's search for alien life in the Solar System and beyond. We continue seeking conditions where water can remain liquid either on a world’s surface or elsewhere within a planetary...
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NASA’s Elachi seeks insight for humanity

NASA’s Elachi seeks insight for humanity | Europa News | Scoop.it
Charles Elachi is one of America’s top rocket scientists. He is also a Lebanese immigrant.
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JPL Selects Europa CubeSat Proposals for Study

JPL Selects Europa CubeSat Proposals for Study | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has chosen proposals from 10 universities for CubeSats that ...
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NASA/Library of Congress Astrobiology Symposium -- Preparing For Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding Microbial, Complex, or Intelligent Life Beyond Earth | The John W. Kluge Cen...

NASA/Library of Congress Astrobiology Symposium -- Preparing For Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding Microbial, Complex, or Intelligent Life Beyond Earth | The John W. Kluge Cen... | Europa News | Scoop.it
Astrobiology symposium hosted by NASA and The John W. Kluge Center convened by Astrobiology Chair Steven Dick. Lists the panels and speakers for two-day symposium at the Library of Congress that will examine the possibilities for life on exoplanets and elsewhere in the universe; the implications for finding simple or complex organisms beyond Earth; and how humanity might prepare. Hosted by Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology Steven J. Dick and including SETI scientists Seth Shostak and Margaret Race, NASA scientists Linda Billings and Mark Lupisella, and Brother Guy Consolmagno of the Vatican Observatory. Events & News, The John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress.
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What An Idaho Researcher Learned About Jupiter's Moon

What An Idaho Researcher Learned About Jupiter's Moon | Europa News | Scoop.it
Could there be plate tectonics on other worlds? One former Idaho scientist thinks it’s possible. Until now, the movement of pieces of a planet’s crust was
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NASA awards JPL and others nearly $50 million to explore future of life in the universe

NASA awards JPL and others nearly $50 million to explore future of life in the universe | Europa News | Scoop.it
LA CAñADA FLINTRIDGE >> NASA awarded tens of millions of dollars to four California research teams that will study the origins, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe, the agency announced this week.In total, NASA
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CU-Boulder-led team study origins and evolution of life in universe

CU-Boulder-led team study origins and evolution of life in universe | Europa News | Scoop.it
Boulder CO (SPX) Oct 10, 2014 -
NASA has awarded a team led by the University of Colorado Boulder more than $7 million to study aspects of the origins, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe. The team, led by C
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Tectonic features on Europa, shown in false colour. : Planetary science: Plate tectonics on ice : Nature Geoscience : Nature Publishing Group

Tectonic features on Europa, shown in false colour. : Planetary science: Plate tectonics on ice : Nature Geoscience : Nature Publishing Group | Europa News | Scoop.it
Jupiter's icy moon Europa is criss-crossed by extensional features. A tectonic reconstruction suggests that Europa's extension is balanced by subduction [mdash] if so, Earth may not be the only planetary body with a plate tectonic system.
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Plate Tectonics 'Discovered on Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa Sitting Above Warm Ocean'

Plate Tectonics 'Discovered on Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa Sitting Above Warm Ocean' | Europa News | Scoop.it
Study suggests Europa might have giant plates of ice shifting across its surface
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