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Aquatic Rover Goes for a Drive Under the Ice

November 20, 2019

A little robotic explorer will be rolling into Antarctica this month to perform a gymnastic feat – driving…
Astronomers Confirm that Jupiter‘s Icy Moon Europa has Water by First-Ever Direct Measurement

November 19, 2019

Writing in Nature Astronomy on Monday, 18 November 2019, scientists have made the first-ever direct measurement of water…
NASA Scientists Confirm Water Vapor on Europa

November 19, 2019

Forty years ago, a Voyager spacecraft snapped the first closeup images of Europa, one of Jupiter’s 79 moons.…
AI Could Help the Europa Clipper Mission Make All Kinds of Discoveries!

August 21, 2019

In 2023, NASA plans to launch the Europa Clipper mission, a robotic explorer that will study Jupiter’s enigmatic…
Exploring The Icy Moons of Jupiter. NASA’s Europa Clipper and ESA’s JUICE

August 21, 2019

On August 19th, 2019, NASA announced that their Europa Clipper mission has been approved to move to the…
Mission to Jupiter’s Icy Moon Confirmed

August 21, 2019

An icy ocean world in our solar system that could tell us more about the potential for life…
Travel to Alien Moons with Expert Guides

July 24, 2019

Humans first explored the Earth’s moon 50 years ago, an impressive feat for sure. But if you are…
Table Salt Compound Spotted on Europa

June 13, 2019

A familiar ingredient has been hiding in plain sight on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. Using a…
Europa Clipper High-Gain Antenna Undergoes Testing

April 2, 2019

It probably goes without saying, but this isn’t your everyday satellite dish. In fact, it’s not a satellite…
Nuclear-Powered Tunneling Robot Could Search for Life on Europa

December 20, 2018

The search for life has led astronomers to the icy moons in our Solar System. Among those moons,…
Could ice spikes on Europa Jeopardize a spacecraft landing? A study suggests so

November 26, 2018

Sometime in the early 2020s, NASA intends to launch a spacecraft that will orbit and possibly even place…
ARCHIMEDES: Digging into the ice on Europa with lasers

November 15, 2018

Ever since the Pioneer and Voyager probes passed through the Jovian system in the 1970s, NASA and other…
ALMA Maps Europa’s Temperature

October 25, 2018

First Spatially Resolved, Complete Thermal Data Set of Jupiter’s Icy Moon Jupiter’s icy moon Europa has a chaotic…
Even Ganymede is Showing Tectonic Activity. We’re Going to Need Another Icy Moon Orbiter

October 15, 2018

Ganymede was shaped by pronounced periods of tectonic activity in the past, according to a new paper. It’s…
Europa is Going to be Tough to Land on due to Towering Walls of Ice Spikes Across its Surface

October 11, 2018

Jupiter’s moon Europa has been the subject of fascination ever since the Pioneer 10 and 11 and Voyager…
Icy warning for space missions to Jupiter’s moon

October 10, 2018

A team led by scientists from Cardiff University has predicted that fields of sharp ice growing to almost…
Life on Europa Would be Protected by Just a Few Centimeters of Ice

July 25, 2018

Ever since the Galileo probe provided compelling evidence for the existence of a global ocean beneath the surface…
Radiation Maps of Jupiter’s Moon Europa: Key to Future Missions

July 24, 2018

New comprehensive mapping of the radiation pummeling Jupiter’s icy moon Europa reveals where scientists should look — and…
NASA Simulation Shows How Europa’s “Fossil Ocean” Rises to the Surface Over Time

July 16, 2018

In the 1970s, the Jupiter system was explored by a succession of robotic missions, beginning with the Pioneer…
New Research Raises Hopes for Finding Life on Mars, Pluto and Icy Moons

July 13, 2018

Since the 1970s, when the Voyager probes captured images of Europa’s icy surface, scientists have suspected that life…
Europa’s Ocean Ascending

July 9, 2018

This animation demonstrates how deformation in the icy surface of Europa could transport subsurface ocean water to the…
NASA Dives Deep into the Search for Life

May 31, 2018

Off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island and more than 3,000 feet beneath the ocean surface lie the…
There was Evidence for Europa’s Geysers Hiding in Plain Sight in Old Spacecraft Data From 1997

May 17, 2018

Jupiter’s moon Europa continues to fascinate and amaze! In 1979, the Voyager missions provided the first indications that…
Could There be Alien Life Right Beneath the Surface of Icy Worlds Like Enceladus and Europa?

March 12, 2018

For decades, scientists have been speculating that life could exist in beneath the icy surface of Jupiter’s moon…
Icy Worlds Like Europa and Enceladus Might Actually be too Soft to Land On

January 30, 2018

Some truly interesting and ambitious missions have been proposed by NASA and other space agencies for the coming…
Juno Observes Jupiter, Io and Europa

October 9, 2017

This color-enhanced image of Jupiter and two of its largest moons – Io and Europa – was captured…
NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Study Our Solar System’s “Ocean Worlds”

August 25, 2017

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will use its infrared capabilities to study the “ocean worlds” of Jupiter’s moon…
UVA-built instrument plays key role in maping of lava lake on Jupiter moon

May 30, 2017

Taking advantage of a rare orbital alignment between two of Jupiter’s moons, Io and Europa, researchers used an…
Waves of lava seen in Io’s largest volcanic crater

May 11, 2017

Taking advantage of a rare orbital alignment between two of Jupiter’s moons, Io and Europa, researchers have obtained…
NASA Mission Named ‘Europa Clipper’

March 13, 2017

NASA’s upcoming mission to investigate the habitability of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa now has a formal name: Europa…
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