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NASA plots flight to Europa

NASA plots flight to Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA is plotting a robotic mission to Jupiter's watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be some form of life.
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The Beckoning of the Ice Worlds - Issue 25: Water - Nautilus

The Beckoning of the Ice Worlds - Issue 25: Water - Nautilus | Europa News | Scoop.it
I have seen the future of space exploration, and it looks like a cue ball covered with brown scribbles. I am talking about Europa,…
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NASA's Preparation For Europa Exploration On Full Blast: Biggest Hope To Find Alien Life?

NASA's Preparation For Europa Exploration On Full Blast: Biggest Hope To Find Alien Life? | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA has announced on Wednesday that the planning for the Europa project has reached the formulation phase, which means the space agency will push through with the development of the mission design and requirements. Once mission receives its final approval, the launch date of the space probe could be scheduled for the 2020s.
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Europa life promising: Water plumes spark NASA trek to one of Jupiter’s 67 moons

Europa life promising: Water plumes spark NASA trek to one of Jupiter’s 67 moons | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA announced on Wednesday that its mission to Jupiter's moon Europa is moving to a development phase.
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NASA moves forward with mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa

In the search for life elsewhere in our solar system, NASA just passed a significant milestone. The agency’s Europa mission, a plan to send a data collecting probe to Jupiter’s icy moon, has...
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NASA's Europa mission takes another step toward reality

NASA's Europa mission takes another step toward reality | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA's current plan for exploring Europa has just passed its first major review, proving that it's feasible, unlike any of the previous ideas the agency'
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NASA: Europa Spacecraft Goes Into Development Phase

NASA: Europa Spacecraft Goes Into Development Phase | Europa News | Scoop.it
The probe would make dozens of flybys of the Jovian moon in an effort to study its vast subterranean ocean that could harbor life.
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NASA: We Are Going to Europa

NASA: We Are Going to Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
Jupiter’s moon Europa is covered in a thick layer of constantly-shifting ice which appears to be floating atop a deep, warm ocean. Scientists have long suggested that it’s the most likely place that life might have evolved beyond Earth. And now, at last, NASA has confirmed our first mission to Europa has entered the development phase.
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NASA Aiming for Multiple Missions to Jupiter Moon Europa

NASA Aiming for Multiple Missions to Jupiter Moon Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA officials hope the agency's flyby mission to Europa in the 2020s paves the way for future missions to the Jupiter moon — including, perhaps, one that touches down to search for signs of life.
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New horizons in the search for life in the universe

New horizons in the search for life in the universe | Europa News | Scoop.it

Like mad scientists armed with dry-erase markers, NASA's smartest spacecraft wizards gather to brainstorm to answer an essential question of humanity - are we alone? - NASA will have to venture to distant, exotic worlds.

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Bad Astronomy Video: Going to Europa

Bad Astronomy Video: Going to Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
Last week, NASA announced the scientific instruments that will be put on board a spacecraft bound for Jupiter’s moon Europa in the next decade. This is a solid mission that will map the moon in incredible detail, including making 3-D maps of the ice shell surrounding its undersurface ocean. I’m...
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NASA 'mohawk guy' looks for life on Jupiter’s moon

NASA 'mohawk guy' looks for life on Jupiter’s moon | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA is planning a mission to one of Jupiter's moons to see if conditions there can support life.
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NASA selects scientific tools for Europa mission

NASA selects scientific tools for Europa mission | Europa News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON: The US space agency has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa. The aim is to investigate whether the mysterious icy moon could harbour conditions...
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NASA lays out its plans for a Europa orbiter

NASA lays out its plans for a Europa orbiter | Europa News | Scoop.it
Agency decides what to take with it to the body most likely to contain life.
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NASA Takes Aim At Europa In Quest For Life

NASA Takes Aim At Europa In Quest For Life | Europa News | Scoop.it
The celestial body with the greatest potential for life in the solar system may not be Mars after all. Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, is believed to have an ocean just beneath its frozen crust -- and
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NASA moves ahead with plans for mission to Europa - CNN.com

NASA moves ahead with plans for mission to Europa - CNN.com | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA's plan for a mission to Jupiter's moon, Europa, takes a big step forward.
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NASA going to Jupiter moon Europa to hunt for water, keys to life

NASA going to Jupiter moon Europa to hunt for water, keys to life | Europa News | Scoop.it
Wednesday marked the first full day of operations for NASA 's mission to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons where scientists suspect there may be water under the surface.
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NASA Gives 'GO' for Mission to Alien Ocean World at Jupiter Moon Europa

NASA Gives 'GO' for Mission to Alien Ocean World at Jupiter Moon Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
At long last NASA is heading back to Jupiter’s mysterious moon Europa and doing so in a big way - because scientists believe it harbors an alien ocean of water beneath an icy crust and therefore is...
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NASA takes the next step in the search for life on Europa

All systems are go for a launch in the 2020's.
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NASA Mission to Jupiter's Watery Moon Europa Begins Development

NASA Mission to Jupiter's Watery Moon Europa Begins Development | Europa News | Scoop.it
A mission to Jupiter's ice-clad moon Europa has moved from concept stage to active development, NASA announced Wednesday.
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NASA Goes First Class for Europa

NASA Goes First Class for Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
Over the last several years, engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Applied Physics Laboratory have rethought the entire approach to exploring Europa. NASA now has a concept that's affordable.
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Nasa Mohawk Guy Bobak Ferdowsi on Curiosity, Europa and space hotels (Wired UK)

Known variously as "Mohawk Guy" (thanks to Barack Obama) and "the sexiest nerd at Nasa", Bobak Ferdowsi might just be the most famous man in space who has not actually been to space
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Radar techniques used in Antarctica will scour Europa for life-supporting environments

Radar techniques used in Antarctica will scour Europa for life-supporting environments | Europa News | Scoop.it
When a NASA spacecraft sets off to explore Jupiter's icy moon Europa to look for the ingredients of life, radar equipment designed to pierce the ice of Antarctica will be among the passengers.
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Nasa is confident about finding life on Europa in its next mission

Nasa is confident about finding life on Europa in its next mission | Europa News | Scoop.it
Nasa has given details on how it hopes to find life on Jupiter's moon Europa in a mission launching in the 2020s that will seek to determine if the satellite is habitable.
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