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.
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...
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…
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…
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.