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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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The dark future of American space exploration: NASA's golden age is about to come to a thudding halt

The dark future of American space exploration: NASA's golden age is about to come to a thudding halt | Europa News | Scoop.it
Years of budget cuts have made planning ambitious new missions nearly impossible.
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Scientists think there could be life on Jupiter's moon Europa. Here's why.

Scientists think there could be life on Jupiter's moon Europa. Here's why. | Europa News | Scoop.it
The best place in the solar system to find extraterrestrial life isn't Mars.
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The Moon Was a First Step, Mars Will Test Our Capabilities, but Europa Is the Prize

The Moon Was a First Step, Mars Will Test Our Capabilities, but Europa Is the Prize | Europa News | Scoop.it
The icy moon Europa is perhaps the most tantalising destination in our solar system.
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The Space Review: The gift of a Europa mission may have a cost

The Space Review: The gift of a Europa mission may have a cost | Europa News | Scoop.it

"For advocates of a mission to Europa, the moon of Jupiter thought to have a subsurface ocean of liquid water and thus potentially hospitable to life, the budget proposal included one such gift for them: a decision by NASA to press ahead with such a mission."

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Let's send a private mission to Europa, expert says

Let's send a private mission to Europa, expert says | Europa News | Scoop.it

"Jupiter's icy moon Europa puzzles astrobiologists and sparks the imagination of extraterrestrial life seekers. It is believed that the moon has a subsurface ocean of liquid water, where life could possibly be similar to microbial life forms on Earth."

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NASA's big new rocket, built to send humans to Mars, may start with robotic probes

NASA's big new rocket, built to send humans to Mars, may start with robotic probes | Europa News | Scoop.it

"When President Barack Obama included $30 million in NASA's 2016 budget for a major robotic mission to Europa, a moon of Jupiter thought to harbor vast oceans of water and possibly life, it marked a significant shift in agency planning."

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NASA Eyes Mission to Jupiter's Ice Ocean Moon

NASA Eyes Mission to Jupiter's Ice Ocean Moon | Europa News | Scoop.it
Jupiter ascends into perfect sky-watching sight, just as NASA proposes a trip to its most intriguing moon.
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NASA mission to Jupiter's moon Europa gets boost from Nunavut glacier

NASA mission to Jupiter's moon Europa gets boost from Nunavut glacier | Europa News | Scoop.it
NASA is gearing up to send a spacecraft to Europa – a moon of Jupiter that scientists think could host extraterrestrial life. As part of their preparations, scientists are studying a unique Europa-like glacier in Canada's High Arctic.
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What You Need to Know About President Obama's New NASA Budget

What You Need to Know About President Obama's New NASA Budget | Europa News | Scoop.it

"First, and perhaps most excitingly, is Europa, the moon of Jupiter that may hide an ocean of liquid water beneath its surface. The President's budget includes a full mission to this moon of Jupiter under the $5.3 billion allotted to planetary sciences."

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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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UA scientists have eyes on Europa

UA scientists have eyes on Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it
Four teams from the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory are vying to build instruments for NASA's Europa Clipper.
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Next Stop, Europa: Q&A with NASA's 'Mohawk Guy' Bobak Ferdowsi

Next Stop, Europa: Q&A with NASA's 'Mohawk Guy' Bobak Ferdowsi | Europa News | Scoop.it
Plans to visit Europa, Jupiter's icy moon with a subsurface ocean, just became a bit more concrete. Scientists think the planet is one of the top places in the solar system that could support alien life.
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Inside The 'Europa Clipper' Mission That NASA Is Planning To Send Past Jupiter

Inside The 'Europa Clipper' Mission That NASA Is Planning To Send Past Jupiter | Europa News | Scoop.it

"Jupiter's moon is the best candidate for finding extraterrestrial life; here's how we're going to get there."

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We're Going To Europa

We're Going To Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it

"NASA will also continue formulating a mission to Europa, Jupiter's icy moon that, data suggests, may have organic material on its surface."

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The Moon was a first step, Mars will test our capabilities, but Europa is the prize

The Moon was a first step, Mars will test our capabilities, but Europa is the prize | Europa News | Scoop.it

"The icy moon Europa is perhaps the most tantalising destination in our solar system. Scientists have been trying for years to kickstart a mission to Jupiter’s most enigmatic moon, with very Earth-like concerns over costs keeping missions grounded until now."

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Here's what aliens living on Jupiter's beautiful moon Europa might look like

Here's what aliens living on Jupiter's beautiful moon Europa might look like | Europa News | Scoop.it

"The giant planet Jupiter is one of the last places humans would ever look for life beyond Earth, but the planet's enigmatic moon Europa is a different story entirely."

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How NASA might discover whether alien life lies beneath icy Europa

How NASA might discover whether alien life lies beneath icy Europa | Europa News | Scoop.it

"More than anywhere known to man, Europa, Jupiter’s icy moon, shows strong evidence that extraterrestrial life may exist. This week, NASA is one step closer to exploring it."

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Crave Ep. 191: Plans get rolling for mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa - CNET

Crave Ep. 191: Plans get rolling for mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa - CNET | Europa News | Scoop.it
Scientists suspect that Jupiter's icy moon Europa contains a vast ocean that may help support alien life forms. The only way to find out is to go there. NASA looks ahead to a Europa mission by 2020.
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