Europa

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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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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    Jupiter´s moon Europa has a salty ocean, and scientists have long wondered if life could be found there. One scientist says Europa also has enough oxygen to support an ocean teeming with life.
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    NASA and the European Space Agency are sending a mission to study Jupiter and its moon Europa in 2020. There may be life in the moon´s ocean, but to find out a mission will have to be able to drill down through the overlying
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    Cracks in the icy shell of Jupiter´s moon Europa contain sulfur-rich material. An expedition to a sulfur spring in the Arctic could help solve some mysteries about Europa – including its potential for life.
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