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ESA's JUICE Mission Given Green Light For Next Stage Of Development
2014-12-01 03:55:54

The European Space Agency's JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) mission has been given the green light to proceed to the next stage of development.

Europa Remastered
2014-11-23 06:08:38

Scientists have produced a new version of what is perhaps NASA's best view of Jupiter's ice-covered moon, Europa.

chemosynthesis shrimp on chimneys
2014-11-23 04:38:02

NASA scientists are analyzing tiny shrimp living in one of the planet’s deepest underwater hydrothermal vents to determine if the creatures and their unusual ecosystem could offer clues as to what life might be like on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa and other planetary objects.

2014-11-06 16:30:59

Europa will provide Mission's bite-sized caffeinated chews to fitness centers and other retail outlets around the country. SAN ANTONIO, Nov.

JPL Selects Proposals For Europa CubeSat Study
2014-10-10 03:12:19

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has chosen proposals from 10 universities to study CubeSat concepts that could enhance a Europa mission concept currently under study by NASA.

2014-09-08 12:21:15

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa.

plate tectonics on Europa
2014-09-08 12:06:43

Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This indicates the first sign of this type of surface-shifting geological activity on a world other than Earth.

NASA Seeks Proposals For Science Instruments For Future Mission To Europa
2014-07-16 03:18:13

NASA has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for proposals about science instruments that could be carried aboard a future mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa.

2014-07-15 12:21:03

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for proposals about science instruments that could be carried aboard a future mission to Jupiter's

snow microbes
2014-06-14 03:00:01

The first ecological study of an entire glacier has found that microbes drastically reduce surface reflectivity and have a non-negligible impact on the amount of sunlight that is reflected into space.


Latest Europa Reference Libraries

Europe
2013-02-19 08:55:56

Europe is, by regulation, one of the world’s seven continents. Consisting of the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Black and Caspian Seas, and the waterways that connect the Black and Aegean Seas. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean towards the north, Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast....

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Ganymede -- Ganymede is the largest satellite in the solar system with a diameter of 5,268 km (3270 miles). It is larger than Mercury and Pluto, and three-quarters the size of Mars. If Ganymede orbited the Sun instead of orbiting Jupiter, it would easily be classified as a planet. If Ganymede orbited the Sun instead of Jupiter it could be classified as a planet. Like Callisto, Ganymede is most likely composed of a rocky core with a water/ice mantle and a crust of rock and...

Jupiter's Moon Europa
2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Europa -- Europa is a puzzle. The sixth largest moon in our Solar System, Europa confounds and intrigues scientists. Few bodies in the Solar System have attracted as much scientific attention as this moon of Jupiter because of its possible subsurface ocean of water. The more we learn about this icy moon, the more questions we have. Because the nature of science is to ask questions, we cannot resist the mystery of Europa and its potential for possessing an ocean. Early...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Io -- Looking like a giant pizza covered with melted cheese and splotches of tomato and ripe olives, Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. Volcanic plumes rise 300 kilometers (190 miles) above the surface, with material spewing out at nearly half the required escape velocity. A bit larger than Earth's moon, Io is the third largest of Jupiter's moons, and the fifth one in distance from the planet. Although Io always points the same side toward...

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