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Jul 17 2014
02:37 UTC

NASA seeks science instrument proposals for future mission to Europa

For many space enthusiasts, a new mission to Jupiter's ocean moon Europa is high up on their wishlists. Yesterday, NASA announced that they are seeking proposals for science instruments for just such a mission, bringing it one step closer to reality. In the Announcement of Opportunity, NASA states that they are looking for science instrument … Continue Reading →The post NASA seeks science instrument proposals for future mission to Europa appeared first on The Meridiani Journal.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Jul 11 2014
15:44 UTC

Europa Is Covered In Bacon. That Is Why We Must Go.

Whether you're a trend-loving hipster, a breakfast lover, or just fan of meat products in general, you'd have to agree that it does look like a giant piece of bacon* running across the image above. And while the color and shape seems about right, the size and temperature is a bit off — that'd be […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Jul 09 2014
15:38 UTC

A New Image of Europa Emerges

Eureka — it's Europa! And a brand-new image of it, too! (Well, kinda sorta.) The picture¬above, showing the icy moon's creased and cracked surface, was made from images acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during¬its exploration of Jupiter and its family of moons in 1997 and 1998. While the data itself isn't new per se the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Jun 25 2014
03:30 UTC

Jupiter's Moons Remain Slightly Illuminated, Even in Eclipse

Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope have found that Jupiter's Galilean satellites (Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto) remain slightly bright (up to one millionth of their normal state) even when in the Jovian shadow and not directly illuminated by the Sun (Figure 1). The effect is particularly pronounced for Ganymede and Callisto. The finding was made by researchers at Tohoku University, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science/Japan Aerospace Explo

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

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