NASA Gives ‘GO’ for Mission to Alien Ocean World at Jupiter Moon Europa
Artist’s concept of NASA mission streaking over ocean world of Europa. Credit: NASA/JPL
At long last NASA is heading back to Jupiter’s mysterious moon Europa and doing so in a big way – because scientists believe it harbors an alien ocean of water beneath an icy crustand therefore is “one of the most promising places in the solar system to search for signs of present-day life” beyond Earth.
Top NASA officials have now formally and officially green lighted the Europa ocean world robotic mission and given it the “GO” to move from early conceptual studies into (…)
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