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Jupiter’s moon Europa intrigues space scientists, but you can’t get there for $15 million

Jupiter’s moon Europa intrigues space scientists, but you can’t get there for $15 million | Europa News | Scoop.it
Europa probably has an ocean and perhaps extraterrestrial life, but can we afford to visit, or even fly by?
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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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Jupiter's Moon Europa Has Plate Tectonics Like Earth's

Jupiter's Moon Europa Has Plate Tectonics Like Earth's | Europa News | Scoop.it
The discovery could buoy bids for a mission to the Jovian moon
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Giant Geysers on Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa Mysteriously Disappear

Giant Geysers on Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa Mysteriously Disappear | Europa News | Scoop.it
In December 2013, researchers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope announced they had spotted evidence of geysers erupting from Europa's south polar region. But follow-up Hubble observations in January and February showed no signs of the plumes.
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Living On the Edge: The Inviting Waters of Europa (Part 2)

Living On the Edge: The Inviting Waters of Europa (Part 2) | Europa News | Scoop.it
Jupiter's moon Europa, as seen by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. A long line of evidence has shown that Europa has an underground ocean of liquid water, which for many scientists constitutes the...
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Scientists Find Evidence of 'Diving' Tectonic Plates on Europa - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Scientists Find Evidence of 'Diving' Tectonic Plates on Europa - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Europa News | Scoop.it
Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This indicates the first sign of this type of surface-shifting geological activity on a world other than Earth.
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Monthly SpaceOut From NASA's JPL & DNews - Google+

Monthly SpaceOut From NASA's JPL & DNews - Google+ | Europa News | Scoop.it
Each month DNews will sit down with NASA to discuss amazing space topics!

This month, we'll be talking about Jupiter's icy moon Europa. Could its subsurface oceans harbor life? What extreme engineering challenges would we have to overcome to explore it? What field work is going on on Earth right now to help find life on other worlds?

Our guests will include:
Kevin Hand
Astrobiologist and Deputy Chief Scientist, Solar System Exploration
@Alienoceans

Bobak Ferdowsi 
Engineer, proposed Europa Clipper mission, aka "NASA Mohawk Guy" 
@tweetsoutloud

Morgan Cable
Chemist, JPL postdoctoral fellow

Join hosts Trace Dominguez and Dr. Ian O'Neill this Wednesday, August 27th at 4pm PDT as we attempt to figure out the universe. Leave questions below or tweet them to @DNews with the hashtag #SpaceOut for a chance to have them answered on-air!
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Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa: Best Bet for Alien Life?

Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa: Best Bet for Alien Life? | Europa News | Scoop.it
Scientists discuss what makes Jupiter's moon Europa perhaps the solar system's best bets for hosting life beyond Earth.
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Thousands of Microbe Species Live in This Buried Antarctic Lake

Thousands of Microbe Species Live in This Buried Antarctic Lake | Europa News | Scoop.it
Drilling through half a mile of ice let scientists uncover the first solid evidence of life in a subglacial lake
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Follow the radio waves to exomoons

Follow the radio waves to exomoons | Europa News | Scoop.it
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Scientists hunting for life beyond Earth have discovered more than 1,800 planets outside our solar system, or exoplanets, in recent years, but so far, no one has been able to confirm an exomoon. Now
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Watch Bill Nye and Special Guests in The Lure of Europa | The Planetary Society

Watch Bill Nye and Special Guests in The Lure of Europa | The Planetary Society | Europa News | Scoop.it
We've posted the full video of our Washington, D.C. event exploring the lure of Europa, the moon of Jupiter with more liquid water than the Earth.
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Europa Clipper Would Wash Out Other Nuclear-powered Missions | SpaceNews.com

Europa Clipper Would Wash Out Other Nuclear-powered Missions | SpaceNews.com | Europa News | Scoop.it
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NASA tests under-ice rover for future Europa missions | Science! | Geek.com

NASA tests under-ice rover for future Europa missions | Science! | Geek.com | Europa News | Scoop.it
One of the most enticing targets for future space exploration in our own cosmic backyard is the Jovian moon Europa. It’s the only object in the solar system where we know there is [...]
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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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The Mystery of Europa's Vanished Geysers --"Reaching 200 Kilometers in Height"

The Mystery of  Europa's Vanished Geysers --"Reaching 200 Kilometers in Height" | Europa News | Scoop.it
 
 

 
In 2013, huge active plumes containing water vapour being released from the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa have been discovered. This sensational find was made using the NASA/ESA Hubbl...
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Living On the Edge: Life Under the Ice (Part 1)

Living On the Edge: Life Under the Ice (Part 1) | Europa News | Scoop.it
After drilling through the 800-meter-thick ice sheet that covers subglacial Lake Whillans in western Antarctica, a U.S. research team discovered a thriving microbial ecosystem on the lake...
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Europa: How the Coolest Moon in The Solar System Just Got Cooler

Europa: How the Coolest Moon in The Solar System Just Got Cooler | Europa News | Scoop.it
There is no moon in the solar system like Jupiter's Europa, with an icy surface and a salty sea that may harbor life. Now, it appears that the moon has plate tectonics too—just like Earth
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First samples of Antarctic lake reveal thriving life - life - 20 August 2014 - New Scientist

First samples of Antarctic lake reveal thriving life - life - 20 August 2014 - New Scientist | Europa News | Scoop.it
About 4000 microbe species have been found in Lake Whillans, 800 metres beneath Antarctica's ice sheets, raising hopes for life on Mars and Europa
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Europa: How Less Can Be More | The Planetary Society

Europa: How Less Can Be More | The Planetary Society | Europa News | Scoop.it
Van Kane explains three factors that make exploring Europa hard—factors that can make a mission concept that seems like less actually be more.
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Jupiter's icy moon Europa: Best bet for alien life?

Jupiter's icy moon Europa: Best bet for alien life? | Europa News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Jupiter's moon Europa doesn't look like a particularly inviting place for life to thrive; the icy satellite is nearly 500 million miles (800 million kilometers) from the sun, on average.
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What We Might Find in Europa's Alien Ocean World

What We Might Find in Europa's Alien Ocean World | Europa News | Scoop.it
In Arthur C Clarke's 2001 A Space Odyssey, the supercomputer HAL issues a last instruction to the Discovery crew ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE. What might we find? To prove that life exists, or...
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I am Bill Nye The Science Guy and CEO of The Planetary Society, I'm here with NASA's Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan and JPL's Europa Study Scientist Robert Pappalardo to talk about Europa—the moon of...

I am Bill Nye The Science Guy and CEO of The Planetary Society, I'm here with NASA's Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan and JPL's Europa Study Scientist Robert Pappalardo to talk about Europa—the moon of... | Europa News | Scoop.it
**[Edit]:** Oh how we wish we could stay and answer all of your questions. We had a lot of fun, but we all need to head off to talk about Europa later...
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How to Look for Alien Life in Space Geysers

How to Look for Alien Life in Space Geysers | Europa News | Scoop.it
The search for extraterrestrial life should start in our own solar system, says Bill Nye, the Science Guy, in a video interview.
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NASA’s ice-drilling Europa robot gets tested in Alaska | Science! | Geek.com

NASA’s ice-drilling Europa robot gets tested in Alaska | Science! | Geek.com | Europa News | Scoop.it
A new type of cryo-robot could be the key to drilling dozens of kilometers through alien ice, letting astronomers take readings from some of the most ancient water in the solar system.
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