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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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The Potential for Life on Jupiter’s Moon

The Potential for Life on Jupiter’s Moon | Europa News | Scoop.it
This week we are one step closer to understanding a world in our solar system that I believe has the best chance of supporting life beyond our own planet. NASA
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These 9 Instruments Will Find Out Whether Aliens Could Live On Europa

These 9 Instruments Will Find Out Whether Aliens Could Live On Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
Figuring out if conditions are right for life on Jupiter's icy moon
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When We Go to Europa, What Will We Be Taking With Us?

When We Go to Europa, What Will We Be Taking With Us? | Europa News | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, NASA announced the scientific research instruments that will be installed on board the 2020s mission headed for Jupiter’s moon Europa. The moon has a thick ice shell covering an undersurface ocean, and there’s a lot of interesting chemistry going on in that water. We don’t know if there’s...
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Europa mission begins with selection of science instruments | Astronomy.com

Europa mission begins with selection of science instruments | Astronomy.com | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate whether the mysterious icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life.
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NASA Kicks Off Mission To Find Life On Jupiter's Moon

NASA Kicks Off Mission To Find Life On Jupiter's Moon | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA has started its mission to discover if Jupiter’s icy moon Europa could harbour an ocean teeming with alien life.
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NASA’s Europa Mission Gets A Little More Real

NASA’s Europa Mission Gets A Little More Real | Europa News | Scoop.it
Scientists select nine instruments to assess the Jovian moon’s habitability.
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NASA's Europa Mission Will Look for Life's Ingredients : DNews

NASA's Europa Mission Will Look for Life's Ingredients : DNews | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA on Tuesday selected nine science instruments it believes will best address the burning question about whether Jupiter’s ocean-bearing moon Europa has indications of life.
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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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Mission to Europa will test Jupiter moon's friendliness to life

Mission to Europa will test Jupiter moon's friendliness to life | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA has announced the instruments for its next mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa, one of the solar system's best candidates for hosting life
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Can Europa Support Life? NASA Picks Tools to Study Jupiter's Moon

Can Europa Support Life? NASA Picks Tools to Study Jupiter's Moon | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA has picked out the scientific instruments for its next mission to Europa, an ice-covered moon of Jupiter that's thought to harbor an ocean.
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NASA Mission to Europa Will Seek Conditions for Life

NASA Mission to Europa Will Seek Conditions for Life | Europa News | Scoop.it
The Europa probe will carry supersharp cameras, a heat detector, ice-penetrating radar and a variety of other gear that will help researchers gauge the Jupiter moon's ability to support life as we know it.
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Here Are the Science Instruments NASA Will Use to Explore Europa

Here Are the Science Instruments NASA Will Use to Explore Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA just announced the science instruments that will be used to understand the enigmatic ocean moon of Europa. The mission is planned to launch sometime in the early 2020s.
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Nasa reveals how it will search for life on Europa (Wired UK)

Nasa has announced the first details on how it will look for life on Jupiter's moon Europa. The space agency's probe to the icy giant satellite -- also called 'Europa' -- will launch in the 2020s if current plans hold (and remain funded).
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Why We Don't Know When the Europa Mission Will Launch

Why We Don't Know When the Europa Mission Will Launch | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA has been vague about when the new mission to Europa will launch. There's a reason for that, and it's not just orbital mechanics.
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