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Astronomers Open Window to Europa's Ocean
Topic: Europa
03/06/13
Summary: Scientists using data from the W. M. Keck Observatory have found the strongest evidence yet that salty water from the vast liquid ocean beneath Europa's frozen exterior actually makes its way to the surface.

Water Near Europa's Surface Doesn't Stay Liquid For Long
Topic: Europa
09/25/12
Summary: New research suggests that water near the surface of Europa does not stay in a liquid state for long. The findings could have implications in developing future missions to study life's potential on the Jovian moon.

Arctic Bacteria and the Hunt for Life on Europa
Topic: Europa
06/02/12
Summary: A frozen and sulphurous environment in a Canadian fjord is helping scientists understand how microorganisms might survive on Jupiter's moon Europa.

How Deep Must Life Hide to be Safe on Europa?
Topic: Europa
03/29/12
Summary: Jupiter's icy moon is subject to constant and significant blasts of radiation. A new experiment attempts to determine how deep life must lay beneath the crust in order to survive. This will be important for future missions looking for life on Europa.

Acidic Europa May Eat Away at Chances for Complex Life
Topic: Europa
03/01/12
Summary: Oxidants from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa's might react with sulfides and other compounds in the moon's ocean, generating acids. This could make the ocean too acidic to support complex life.

Astrobiology Top 10: Where Europa's Ocean & Ice Meet
Topic: Europa
12/30/11
Summary: Astrobiology Magazine is highlighting the top 10 stories of 2011. At number four, scientists find evidence of giant, shallow lakes beneath the surface of Europa. Data suggests that there is an exchange of materials between Europa's icy shell and the moon's subsurface ocean - bolstering arguments that Europa could support habitats for life. (Originally published 11/11/2011)

Where Europa's Ocean & Ice Meet
Topic: Europa
11/18/11
Summary: Scientists have potentially found evidence of giant, shallow lakes beneath the surface of Europa. Data suggests that there is an exchange of materials between Europa's icy shell and the moon's subsurface ocean - bolstering arguments that Europa could support habitats for life.

Europa's Hidden Chemistry
Topic: Europa
10/06/10
Summary: New research could revamp current thinking about the chemistry and geology of Jupiter's moon, Europa. The study could have implications in understanding the potential for life in the frigid moon's presumed subsurface ocean.

Where in the World is Europa?
Topic: Europa
08/16/10
Summary: Before they can be sent out to explore planets or moons, rovers first need to be tested in the field. While there is no perfect analog for Jupiter´s icy moon Europa, there are various spots on Earth and elsewhere that are similar enough to conduct trial runs.

Hunting for Fossils on Europa
Topic: Europa
06/17/10
Summary: Jupiter's moon Europa has a salty ocean where life could exist. A thick ice shell separates the ocean from our exploration vehicles, and it´s not known how far down we´d need to drill. But why drill at all, when evidence for life could be lying right on the surface?

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