Latest Europa Jupiter System Mission Stories
Jupiter's moon Europa, with its icy surface and potential for a liquid ocean underneath, has fascinated scientists for years and a new NASA-backed report looks at just how an exploratory mission might play out on its surface.
The JUpiter ICy moons Explorer mission, JUICE, will carry a total of 11 scientific experiments to study the gas giant planet and its large ocean-bearing moons, ESA announced today.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected a Jupiter probe to be its next "large class" space endeavor after a five-year-long competition.
With input from scientists around the world, American and European scientists working on the potential next new mission to the Jupiter system have articulated their joint vision for the Europa Jupiter System Mission.
Officials with NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) met in Washington last week, deciding to pursue an ambitious plan to send a probe on a mission to Jupiter and Europa, the planetâ€™s icy moon. A mission to visit Titan and Enceladus is also being considered.
US and European space officials are considering proposals to send probes to the outer planets of the solar system.
Jupiter's moon Europa is just as far away as ever, but new research is bringing scientists closer to being able to explore its tantalizing ice-covered ocean and determine its potential for harboring life.