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Using Robotic Probes to Identify Fossils on Jupiter's Europa

If extraterrestrial life exists on Jupiter's moon Europa, instead of deploying probes to drill past its ice shell to look for alien life in the ocean below, robotic probe might just find fossils on the icy surface. Europa might not....
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Jupiter's Europa -Will a Robotic Space Probe Find Life There?

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (4 years ago)

"The reason I like Europa so much is that it’s a world whose orbital dynamics with Jupiter, its orbital resonances with the other Galilean moons, and its own rigid-body dynamics have a strong hand in creating its surface features –.... Read Post

Huge Lake Could Increase Chance of Life on Jupiter Moon

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (3 years ago)

The icy crust of Jupiter’s moon Europa may contain a huge body of water the size of the Great Lakes sitting just 1.8 miles below the surface. If confirmed, the findings could heat up the prospects of finding alien life on the chilly... Read Post

The Ice Fracture Explorer: A probe that could hunt for life beneath Europa's frozen crust [Space Colonization]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (4 years ago)

Though the aliens in 2010 told humanity to stay away from Jupiter's moon Europa, that hasn't stopped aerospace engineer Joseph Shoer from designing a probe that cool look beneath the moon's icy surface and peek into the oceans below... Read Post


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