Europa is an icy moon of Jupiter that harbors an ocean and might support alien life. Despite several flyby missions of Europa, no full geologic map of the moon previously existed. Scientists released the first map in October after roughly...Show More Summary
“The Ganymede ocean is believed to contain more water than Europa's,” says Olivier Witasse, a project scientist working on ESA’s future Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer (JUICE). “Six times more water in Ganymede’s ocean than in Earth's ocean, and three times...
It may be five years away from launch, and over a decade before our Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer reaches the gas giant and its icy moons, but preparations are well under way. Ganymede and Europa are both prime suspects for...
It may still be five years away from launch, and over a decade before our Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer reaches the gas giant and its icy moons, but preparations are well under way. This new artist's impression depicts the final spacecraft design, the construction of which is being overseen by Airbus Defence and Space.
Space Science Image of the Week: Presenting the latest design of our Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Juice
ESA's JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) mission to the Jovian system could easily confirm the presence of water on Europa, a new study finds. According to the research, it is feasible to detect water molecules (H2O) and water ions (H2O+) from the moon's plumes during a flyby mission.
Space Science Image of the Week: Look up to see the target of our future Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer shine at its brightest this week
Demanding electric, magnetic and power requirements, harsh radiation, and strict planetary protection rules are some of the critical issues that had to be tackled in order to move ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer – Juice – from the drawing board and into construction.
On Friday, February 10th, NASA announced that a team of 21 scientists had delivered their first report on a lander mission to explore the possibility of life on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. The NASA-employed Science Definition Team (SDT) recommended that NASA send a probe as soon as 2031, about a decade after an… Read more...
NASA is developing technology that could enable autonomous navigation of future underwater drones studying subsurface oceans on icy moons like Jupiter's Europa. The agency is working on artificial intelligence (AI) that would allow submersibles to make their own decisions during exploration of extraterrestrial water worlds.
We've seen the submarine that NASA wants to explore Saturn's moon Titan with, but compared to what the aeronautics outfit's looking at for icy climes like Jupiter's Europa it's downright pedestrian. The wormy-looking contraption up above...Show More Summary
Late in 2030, Europe’s Jupiter Icy moon Explorer (JUICE) spacecraft will twice zoom past Europa, a world that has all the ingredients to harbor life. During the minutes of each closest flyby, it will study an areas identified from images taken in the 1990s by the Galileo spacecraft as locations of recent geological activity. Show More Summary
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...Show More Summary
The prototype for a new NASA rover is being tested for underwater space exploration. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's engineers have created a robot that can explore space's icy waters, such as those on Jupiter's moon Europa. The Buoyant...Show More Summary
Explore the icy moons of the Jupiter System and tour the Saturnian system in this video of class 8 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class.
The European Space Agency (ESA) also plans to launch the JUpiter ICy moons Explorer mission (JUICE) in 2022. When the spacecraft arrives at its destination, the icy moons of Jupiter, in 2030, it will fly over Europa two times to...
Subsurface radar location of the putative ocean on ganymede: Numerical simulation of the surface terrain impactAuthors:IlyushinAbstract:Exploration of subsurface oceans on Jupiter's icy moons is a key issue of the icy moons' geology....Show More Summary
A high performance terahertz receiver aiming for space missions such as ESA’s “Jupiter icy moons explorer” has now been developed.
NASA has selected key contributions to a 2022 European Space Agency (ESA) mission that will study Jupiter and three of its largest moons in unprecedented detail. The moons are thought to harbor vast water oceans beneath their icy surfaces. The...
The European Space Agency (ESA) is sending JUICE to Jupiter in 2022. Rather than some kind of interplanetary beverage delivery, JUICE stands for JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) and is the first Large-class mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 program. Show More Summary