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NASA Eyes Ambitious Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa by 2025

NASA Eyes Ambitious Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa by 2025 | Europa News | Scoop.it
The White House's 2015 federal budget request, which was released Tuesday, allocates $15 million to help develop a mission to Europa, which harbors a potentially life-supporting ocean of liquid water beneath its icy shell.
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Europa has more water than Earth, but does it have life?

Europa has more water than Earth, but does it have life? | Europa News | Scoop.it
Europa has become quite a popular topic for discussion as of late and not only within the scientific...
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Why NASA’s top scientist is sure that we’ll find signs of alien life in the next decade

Why NASA’s top scientist is sure that we’ll find signs of alien life in the next decade | Europa News | Scoop.it
We are almost certainly not alone.
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Europa Clipper concept team aims for launch in 2022 | Spaceflight Now

Europa Clipper concept team aims for launch in 2022 | Spaceflight Now | Europa News | Scoop.it

With a commitment from the Obama administration finally in hand after more than a decade of studies and concept papers, NASA expects to give the green light this year for development of a robotic probe to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa that could launch as soon as 2022.

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How NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Is Branding Deep Space Missions

How NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Is Branding Deep Space Missions | Europa News | Scoop.it

It’s the year of the icy world. With several interplanetary missions ramping up or hitting milestones this year, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory wanted a more cohesive way to educate media and space enthusiasts about projects managed by the Pasadena, California-based space center or involving its scientists.

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Plumes on Europa tease NASA mission planners

Plumes on Europa tease NASA mission planners | Europa News | Scoop.it

A proposed NASA mission to Jupiter's moon Europa is gathering momentum. Congress has long been enthusiastic, and earlier this month the White House finally signed on to the $2 billion mission to investigate the habitability of Europa, which might host life in its deep, hidden saltwater ocean.

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Could NASA’s Europa mission search for alien life? - Space News - redOrbit

Could NASA’s Europa mission search for alien life? - Space News - redOrbit | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA's voyage to Europa might be our last chance to find alien life on the Jovial moon.
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Europa and the other places in our solar system where life might be possible

NASA is on Mars and getting ready for Europa but those are just a few of the places in the solar system where life is possible.
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NASA Plans Life-Searching Mission on Jupiter's Satellite Europa

NASA Plans Life-Searching Mission on Jupiter's Satellite Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it

"Jupiter's satellite Europa is definitely one of the most interesting places in our solar system - despite being really far from the SUN and frozen on the surface, NASA researchers actually believe it is the best bet to search for extraterrestrial life and now."

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Scientists Plan to Hunt for Alien Life on Europa

Scientists Plan to Hunt for Alien Life on Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
As NASA plans a search for life on Jupiter's moon Europa, some of the ideas for how to find it sound as crazy as they come.
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NASA Thinks There May Be Life on Jupiter's Moon

NASA Thinks There May Be Life on Jupiter's Moon | Europa News | Scoop.it
Scientists may soon head to the icy surface of Europa to search for evidence
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Is There Life On One Of Jupiter's Moons? NASA Wants To Send Scientists To Europa

Is There Life On One Of Jupiter's Moons? NASA Wants To Send Scientists To Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
Extraterrestrial life may not consist of grey creatures with large black eyes, but NASA thinks there may be different types of living organisms on Europa.
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Europa’s tantalizing plumes spur NASA mission to search for life

Europa’s tantalizing plumes spur NASA mission to search for life | Europa News | Scoop.it

"Phantom plumes of icy water, spewing from Jupiter’s moon Europa, are intriguing space scientists who met in Mountain View last week to plan a new NASA effort to probe the moon’s frozen, fractured surface for evidence of life."

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Alien Life Might Live in Our Own Solar System

Alien Life Might Live in Our Own Solar System | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA's top scientist says she thinks evidence of life beyond Earth will turn up in the next couple of decades. Why so optimistic? Scientists have been discovering liquid water all around the solar system, and even though life on other planets might look different than it does here on Earth, scientists bet liquid water will be essential.
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Let's talk about science: Mars and Europa, a water legacy

When scientists discuss the possibility of life beyond Earth, they often mention Mars and Jupiter’s moon, Europa, in the same sentence along with another important word, “water,” because, as the saying goes, “Where there’s water, there’s life."

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What Would It Be Like to Live on Jupiter's Moon Europa?

What Would It Be Like to Live on Jupiter's Moon Europa? | Europa News | Scoop.it
Jupiter's moon Europa suffers from extreme cold and deadly radiation, but its astronomical and geological sights are unique in the solar system.
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NASA Wants To Search For Alien Life On Jupiter's Europa

NASA Wants To Search For Alien Life On Jupiter's Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
Scientists are now closer to investigating Jupiter's Europa with the 2016 budget allocations. The Europa Clipper mission may involve hunting for signs of life on the ocean-harboring moon.
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NASA's mission to Europa will search for alien life

NASA's mission to Europa will search for alien life | Europa News | Scoop.it
With a proposed budget increase, NASA is expecting to fulfill its plan to launch a space probe to study the icy moon Europa for signs of alien life.
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NASA Europa Mission May Search for Signs of Alien Life

NASA Europa Mission May Search for Signs of Alien Life | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA officials have asked scientists to consider ways that a Europa mission could search for evidence of alien life in the plumes of water vapor that apparently blast into space from Europa's south polar region.
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Life on Europa? Scientists ponder the possibilities

Life on Europa? Scientists ponder the possibilities | Europa News | Scoop.it
More than 200 astronomers, physicists and astrobiologists from around the world gathered Wednesday at NASA's Ames Research Center to debate how future missions to this moon, Europa, could search for signs of life.
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NASA scientists hope to search for signs of life on Jupiter's moon Europa

NASA scientists hope to search for signs of life on Jupiter's moon Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it

Do we have neighbors on Jupiter's moon Europa? That's what NASA officials want to find out, and they asked scientists at a workshop earlier this week to consider ways to search for alien life within plumes of water vapor that seem to shoot from the moon's surface, Space.com reports."

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Life on Europa? NASA Charts Mission to Jupiter’s Icy Moon

Life on Europa? NASA Charts Mission to Jupiter’s Icy Moon | Europa News | Scoop.it

"NASA may soon be venturing to Europa, the icy moon orbiting Jupiter, and the reason is extraterrestrial: Space.com reports that scientists aim to scour the clouds of water vapor that sometimes billow from the moon’s southern region for any possible signs of life, and they hope to study Europa’s ice-covered ocean as well."

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