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NASA Takes Aim At Europa In Quest For Life

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.22.2015 | Science

The celestial body with the greatest potential for life in the solar system may not be Mars after all. Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, is believed to ...

We're One Step Closer to a Moon That Could Be Home to Alien Life

Robert Pappalardo | Posted 05.29.2015 | World
Robert Pappalardo

Finding life elsewhere would end our cosmic isolation: if there is life in our own planetary backyard, then life is probably common throughout the universe. These enticing possibilities are why my colleagues and I have spent 17 years developing a spacecraft mission dedicated to understanding Europa.

'Remastered' Photo Shows Icy Moon Just As Human Eye Would See It

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Science

It's the most extraordinary image ever of Europa. NASA's newly "remastered" photo of Jupiter's icy moon (below) shows the satellite's geology in s...

Huge Moon's 'Club Sandwich' Ocean Might Support Life

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 05.03.2014 | Science

Jupiter may have two moons capable of supporting life as we know it. Like its famous neighbor Europa, the huge Jovian satellite Ganymede might have ...

Space Agency Plots Ambitious Mission To Watery Moon

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 03.05.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA is plotting a daring robotic mission to Jupiter's watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be some...

WATCH: Planet's Giant Moon Like You've Never Seen Before

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 02.16.2014 | Science

The largest moon in the solar system has finally received its cartographic due. Scientists have created the first global geological map of Jupiter's...

WATCH: Icy Moon Spouts Giant Geysers

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 12.12.2013 | Science

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may erupt with fleeting plumes of water more than 20 times the height of Mt. Everest, scientists say. If these giant water...

Space Agency Mulls Mission To Faraway Moon

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.11.2013 | Science

The top priority of a robotic lander mission to Jupiter's potentially life-supporting moon Europa should be investigating the composition and chemist...

Europa Gets the Movie Treatment: Here's Why Jupiter's Ice Moon Is So Cool

Lauren Lyons | Posted 10.02.2013 | Technology
Lauren Lyons

Europa is so fascinating that when the National Academy of Sciences created their most recent Decadal Survey, it placed a mission to Europa near the very top, only behind Mars. Why all the fuss?

WATCH: Space 'Bullet' Obliterates Thick Block Of Ice

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.17.2013 | Science

Does extraterrestrial life exist below the icy crust of Jupiter's moon Europa? Some scientists think it might, and by 2022 they hope to send an unmann...

Icy Moon Has Raw Materials For Life, Scientists Say

Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 04/08/2013 08:52 AM EDT on SPACE.com A potential energy source for life appears to be common on Jupiter's icy moon Euro...

Strange Icy Spikes May Cover Jupiter's Moon

Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 03/28/2013 02:18 PM EDT on SPACE.com THE WOODLANDS, Texas — The equator of Jupiter's icy moon Europa may be covered ...

NASA: Evidence Of Liquid Water Found On Jupiter's Moon

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.17.2011 | Technology

New research that suggests Jupiter's moon Europa has a body of water the size of the Great Lakes just two miles below its icy surface has brought scie...

Jupiter Moon Melted By Asteroid, Comet Bombardment

Ars Technica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The remaining moon, Ganymede, was a bit of a mystery. Like Callisto, it appears to be a mixture of rock and water with a big difference: on Ganymede, ...