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[Boiler Plate]

Smooth and bright moon of Jupiter. Its surface is covered with linear grooves, possibly cracks in a frozen ocean. One of most likely places to find life outside of Earth.

Europa Web Sites[edit | edit source]

Space Blogger[edit | edit source]

Europa Missions in the News[edit | edit source]

Galileo in the News[edit | edit source]

Unmasking Europa Book Supports Thin Crust Theory(Dec 2008)[edit | edit source]

Pluto Express in the News[edit | edit source]

Europa-Rise Over Jupiter Photographed (May 2007)[edit | edit source]

New Horizons images a crescent Europa rising over the giant limb of Jupiter.
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/overview/piPerspectives/piPerspective_current.php http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/gallery/missionPhotos/pages/050107/050107_01.html

Europa Jupiter System Mission (EJSM) in the News[edit | edit source]

Mission comprising of the JEO (Jupiter Europa Orbiter, NASA) and the JGO (Jupiter Ganymede Orbiter, ESA)
Launch by 2020, reach Jupiter by 2026

About to Choose Between Saturn and Jupiter Missions (Jan 2009)[edit | edit source]

See Jupiter, Europa, Ganymede, Saturn, Titan, Enceladus

Europa Mission Chosen (Feb 2009)[edit | edit source]

See Jupiter, Europa, Ganymede, Saturn, Titan, Enceladus

Cooperation Between NASA and ESA (Feb 2011)[edit | edit source]

See also Europa, Ganymede, Io, Callisto, Jupiter

Priority Report from the National Research Council (Mar 2011)[edit | edit source]

See also Ganymede, Uranus, Mars


NASA Decadal Survey Town Hall Approaching (Apr 2011)[edit | edit source]

See also Mars, Uranus, Enceladus, Venus

Europa Mission's Pricetag Seems Like Show Stopper (Jun 2011)[edit | edit source]

See Mercury for Messenger, Moon for GRAIL, Titan for Titan Mare Explorer

Future Europa Missions in the News[edit | edit source]

Landing Spots on Europa Identified (Aug 2009)[edit | edit source]

Europa Studies in the News[edit | edit source]

Robotic Exploration of Sinkhole Prepares For Europa (May 2007)[edit | edit source]

Clementine robot explores a Mexican sinkhole as practice for how to explore the underwater world of Europa. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/13/AR2007051300989.html

Axis Tilt Could Cause Heat Generating Waves (Dec 2008)[edit | edit source]

Recreating Ice Found on Distant Worlds (Jun 2009)[edit | edit source]

Europa Helps Probe Returning South Equatorial Belt (Feb 2011)[edit | edit source]

See Europa


Europa Musings[edit | edit source]

Exobiology Update (May 2011)[edit | edit source]

See also Mars, Venus, Enceladus, Titan, Themis, Cybele

Europa Factoids[edit | edit source]

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