Table salt has been unearthed in an alien landscape. Scientists found that sodium chloride is present on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, suggesting that the moon's oceans could be very similar to Earth's.
Space June 14, 2019
An internal investigation found that NASA's Europa Clipper and Lander, two upcoming missions, faced several problems. The investigators found that both projects suffer from budget and schedule issues as well as a shortage of staff.
Space May 31, 2019
Scientists and researchers proposed to send a nuclear-powered robot to Europa in search of extra-terrestrial life. Planetary scientists believe that this probe of Jupiter’s Jovian moon can be used to solve the mystery of the solar system.
Space December 18, 2018
A new study suggested that the surface of Europa might have sharp ice spikes that will make landing a rover a challenge. Jupiter's icy moon is a prime candidate in the search for alien life.
Space October 10, 2018
Researchers found that hardy microbes found in Earth’s Arctic regions could possibly survive the extreme Martian climate. The findings raise expectations for the survivability of bacteria in other worlds.
Space July 7, 2018
NASA hopes to find clues about life in outer space by diving under Earth's own oceans. Could an underwater volcano give scientists hints about where else life could be in the solar system?
Space June 4, 2018
Old data from the Jupiter probe Galileo shows that it flew through a water plume on the moon of Europa. Although the data has been available for more than 20 years, scientists were just able to see this now.
Space May 15, 2018
NASA and the European Space Agency are not yet officially pursuing a lander mission together to explore Jupiter moon Europa. The joint Europa lander mission was brought up weeks ago by a scientist at a geosciences summit.
Space May 12, 2017
New photos from the Hubble Space Telescope reveal breathtaking views of Jupiter. They come in days before Jupiter at opposition, or where the planet forms a straight line with Earth and the sun.
Space April 7, 2017
NASA budget cuts would scrap a proposed mission to one of Jupiter's moon. The Europa lander mission would supposedly drill through ice into the moon’s subterranean ocean to find signs of life.
Space March 20, 2017
NASA brings the search for alien life to an unfamiliar terrain by sending a flyby mission with a lander to Jupiter's icy moon. Underneath the icy-crusted Europa is a large amount of saltwater where life possibly exists.
Space March 13, 2017
Members of NASA'S Science Definition Team submitted a report detailing the concept of a new Europa mission. The team proposed sending a probe to drill into the icy crust of the Jupiter moon.
Space February 11, 2017
NASA scientists are working on a liquid-based technique to detect signs of alien life on extraterrestrial ocean worlds. How does the capillary electrophoresis method work?
Space January 30, 2017
NASA is reportedly working on an AI pertaining to the autonomous navigation of underwater drones. The ongoing project is aimed at exploring the subsurface oceans of Europa, Jupiter’s moon.
Space January 25, 2017
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope found what appear as water vapor plumes from the icy surface of Jupiter moon Europa. How will astronomers confirm the existence of this water geyser?
Space September 27, 2016
Has NASA's Hubble Space Telescope found signs of alien life on Europa? The U.S. space agency said it will reveal new findings about Jupiter's moon on Sept. 26.
Space September 24, 2016
NASA’s press conference on Monday, Sept. 26, will announce ‘some surprising activity’ on Europa based on new updates from the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA’s focus on alien life on Europa is already well-known.
Space September 23, 2016
Jupiter's moon Europa may have an ocean with a chemical balance similar to Earth's, a new study has found. Researchers found that Europa has similar features with our planet in terms of supporting life and biological processes.
Space May 23, 2016
Europa and Titan are the two likeliest places in our solar system to hold alien life. What are the conditions like on these giant moons, and what is the chance for life on each world?
Space May 18, 2016
Jupiter moon Europa’s deforming ice appears as a surprising generator of heat. A better understanding of this process can lend greater insight into the thickness of Europa's shell and in turn the chemistry of its subsurface ocean, which is critical in the search for any signs of life.
Space April 16, 2016
Europa is the glacier moon that hovers above Jupiter. NASA is making plans to land on it in the future in hopes of finding alien life below the icy surface.
Space November 20, 2015
The European Space Agency has selected a contractor to launch the first massive mission to Jupiter. The agency has agreed to shell out $380 million to find out if alien life on Jupiter and its icy moons exists.
Space July 27, 2015
NASA has announced on Wednesday that the planning for the Europa project has reached the formulation phase, which means the space agency will push through with the development of the mission design and requirements. Once mission receives its final approval, the launch date of the space probe could be scheduled for the 2020s.
Space June 22, 2015
It’s really happening. NASA is pushing through with its plans to explore Europa and investigate the moon’s habitability, now entering a development phase for the mission.
Space June 19, 2015
NASA's Europa spacecraft, bound to assess whether or not Jupiter's icy moon is habitable, will bring along nine scientific instruments to hunt for signs of alien life.
Space May 27, 2015
Europa may be one of the most likely places in the solar system to find alien life. Now, NASA has chosen nine instruments to fly onboard a mission to the Jovian satellite.
Space May 26, 2015
Distinctive lines of dark material coating the surface of Europa may be sea salt from an underlying ocean, made darker by exposure to radiation, an experiment suggests. The finding may add to understanding of conditions on the moon that might support life, researchers say.
Space May 12, 2015
NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts program has recognized 15 futuristic projects to explore space and the Earth. What strange craft is the space agency looking at developing?
Space May 12, 2015
Jupiter and its moons will be visible from the Earth this month. Sky gazers will have to use a decent pair of binoculars or a medium telescope to see the moons of the planet.
Space March 3, 2015
Scientists are now closer to investigating Jupiter's Europa with the 2016 budget allocations. The Europa Clipper mission may involve hunting for signs of life on the ocean-harboring moon.
Space February 21, 2015
With some stroke of luck, the Hubble Space Telescope managed to capture an image of three of Jupiter's biggest moons transiting across its face, a rare phenomenon that occurs only once to twice in a decade.
Space February 6, 2015
Of the $18.5 billion proposed budget for NASA in 2016, $30 million will go to the development of the Europa mission, which aims to understand the habitable potentials of one of Jupiter's moons.
Animals February 4, 2015
NASA's budget proposal for fiscal year 2016 will give a boost to near-term Mars exploration. The latest budget proposal of $18.5 billion is $500 million more than the 2015 budget.
Space February 4, 2015
The Europa Clipper could be on the way to a rendezvous with a satellite which could be home to alien life. What could the spacecraft find there?
Space February 3, 2015
In a rare celestial event, the shadows of Jupiter’s three largest moons came together briefly. Triple shadow transits usually occur only once or twice in a decade and the next one won’t be until 2032.
Space January 24, 2015
A shrimp species called Rimicaris hybisae can survive the extreme environments of the hydrothermal vents of the Caribbean Sea. NASA scientists suggest that the shrimp may also survive in other planetary bodies.
Space November 25, 2014
NASA revealed a beautiful remastered image of Jupiter moon Europa using an image taken from the Galileo spacecraft in the 1990s. Is this a sign that the agency is taking a mission there?
Geek November 24, 2014
Newly improved images of Jupiter's moon Europa show a likely place to look for evidence of extraterrestrial life, NASA says. New image based on photos taken by the Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s.
Space November 23, 2014
Captured by the Galileo spacecraft in the 1990s, images of Europa have been remastered by NASA. The resulting photos offer a clearer picture of what Jupiter's icy moon looks like.
Space November 22, 2014
New research reveals that Europa, one of Jupiter's four moons, shows geographic similarities to Earth in having tectonic plates that shape and form the surface.
Space September 9, 2014
Europa is found to exhibit plate tectonics in a manner similar to Earth, but what can that say about the possibility of alien life there?
Space September 9, 2014
Jupiter's moon Europa becomes more interesting with each discovery about its icy surface. Now, astronomers have found evidence that the moon's crust may have a system of plate tectonics, similar to that on Earth.
Internet Culture September 8, 2014
Lake Whillans, lying beneath a glacier in Antarctica, is teeming with life, perhaps providing a glimpse into possible alien life.
Animals August 21, 2014
Discovery of life in lake trapped beneath Antarctic ice raises intriguing possibility of it existing elsewhere in our solar system. Antarctic ecosystem could have parallels on icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn, researchers say.
Space August 20, 2014
In an effort to find life beyond this planet, NASA is calling for proposals on science instruments that could be carried on a spacecraft. Here’s how you can participate.
Space July 23, 2014