Europa

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    The first mission to Europa in more than a generation has been designed.
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    An explosive introduction to Europa’s potential for life.
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    Experiments in the laboratory have confirmed that water, salts and gases dissolved in Europa's ocean could rise to the surface and create geological features on the moon's surface.
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    NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed water vapor above the frigid south polar region of Jupiter's moon Europa, providing the first strong evidence of water plumes erupting off the moon's surface.
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    A new analysis of data from the Galileo mission has identified clay-type minerals at the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
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    A new study shows how the rise and fall of Europa's ice may bring evidence of life to the surface.
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    Astrobiology Magazine is proud to launch a new comic strip, “The Abominable Snow Aliens of Europa.”
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    By carefully studying the cracked surface of Europa, scientists have determined that the moon once spun around a tilted axis.
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    A new study outlines potential science goals for a robotic mission to the surface of Europa. A Europa lander could study the composition and geology of the moon's icy shell and the potential for life in its subsurface ocean.
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    A new analysis of data from NASA's Galileo mission is helping astrobiologists identify regions on the surface of Europa covered with material churned up from inside the moon. Studying this material could yield information about Europa's subsurface ocean and it's potential as a habitat for
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    A new study shows that hydrogen peroxide is present over much of the surface of Europa. If hydrogen peroxide mixes through the icy surface and into the water ocean below, it might be an important energy source for life.
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    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.
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    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.
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    A frozen and sulphurous environment in a Canadian fjord is helping scientists understand how microorganisms might survive on Jupiter's moon Europa.
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    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.
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