Europa is a rocky world about the size of the Earth's moon that is surrounded by a global ocean and a miles-thick ice shell.
Washington: The US space agency has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa. The aim is to investigate whether the mysterious icy moon could harbour conditions suitable for life. Europa has tantalised scientists with its enigmatic icy surface and evidence of a vast ocean. “We have gathered amazing data from 11 […]
Washington: NASA scientists have revealed that the mysterious dark material on Jupiter’s moon Europa is sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discoloured by exposure to radiation. The presence of sea salt on Europa’s surface suggests the ocean is interacting with its rocky seafloor — an important consideration in determining whether the icy moon could support […]
Washington: NASA is planning a “robotic eel” to explore the icy waters of Jupiter’s moon Europa where it will derive energy from the local magnetic fields. Part of NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) programme, the soft-robotic amphibious rover will resemble an eel or a squid. The robot will use innovative means to power itself, as […]
NASA will start a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa in the hope of finding signs of life on the frozen planet