Europa, a moon of Jupiter first spotted by Galileo four centuries ago, has geysers spewing material from what appears to be a subsurface ocean. It’s not inconceivable that there are fish down there in that cold, dark sea. Read full article >>
I knew that NASA wants to send a submarine to explore the oceans of Jupiter’s moon Europa, but I never realised that Europa has more liquid water than Earth even while it’s roughly the size of our Moon. This graphic shows the shocking difference clearly, but there’s more. More »
NASA wants to visit Jupiter's moon Europa. Why's that exciting? In a word: Water. As this visualization shows, the icy moon may look tiny next to our own planet, but it's got 2- to 3-times as much H 2 O as we have here on Earth. That "little" moon is packing quite the store of water — and with it, scientists think, a significant chance of harboring life. Read more...
Once you start getting cosmic, it’s hard to grasp the real scale of relatively-close celestial bodies, such as the Sun and Jupiter, let alone the entire universe. That’s when it’s best to simplify concepts, framing them in ways that are easier to comprehend. Show More Summary
In a rather intriguing twist, it appears that NASA is now mandated by law to fly a robotic mission to Jupiter's watery moon Europa. Europa is an incredibly exciting science target, as it's believed to have a 100-kilometer-thick (62 miles) outer layer of water, with water ice on top (it's very cold out there) and a liquid water ocean beneath that. Show More Summary
Europa, one of Jupiter’s 67 moons (not a typo!), is one of the most interesting bodies in our solar system. It’s covered with a thick, mostly smooth layer of ice with dark streaks crisscrossing the entire surface. What NASA finds most interesting is the fact that there is an ocean of liquid water under the ice.
Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy" #4 finds "something plenty worthwhile to wring out of the traditional superhero idea."
The good news for planetary scientists in NASA’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal is that the agency is seeking funding for the first time for “pre-formulation” work on a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, where some scientists speculate life could exist in oceans beneath the moon’s icy surface. The uncertain—and potentially bad—news for those scientists, [...]
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept is a staggering accomplishment, an exquisite and often ecstatic rendition of a tumultuous affair: “Jupiter has been with Leda, I thought, and now nothing can avert the Trojan wars. All legend will be broken, but who will escape alive?”
I scrolled through the entire thing and it was totally worth it: Mercury and Jupiter blew my mind away when I got to them.
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An ode to her hometown, San Francisco. The post Watch now! MK Nobilette does “Drops of Jupiter” on “American Idol” appeared first on AfterEllen.com.
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Man, Jupiter’s moons are a lot cooler than ours. The spacecraft New Horizons captured this gigantic exploding on its moon Io, the most volcanically active body in the solar system. It seems crazy to see something so far away captured in such detail. More »
MK Nobilette sang "Drops of Jupiter" on American Idol XIII 2014 Season 13 Top 12. Watch the video and listen to the MP3 here: The post MK Nobilette – American Idol 2014 – Drops of Jupiter – Video appeared first on Rickey - Entertainment News, Videos, Recaps, Results, Spoilers.
This month, Jupiter remains well placed for evening observing all winter and spring. Look for it almost overhead at dusk and high in the west later in the evening. Mars remains in the morning sky. It continues to brighten a … Continue reading ?
Jupiter moon Europa. Image: NASA/JPL/Ted Stryk ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOUR EXCEPT EUROPA ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE. That warning, as given in Arthur C. Clarke's 2010: Odyssey Two novel, was pretty explicit but apparently it is going to go unheeded by NASA. Show More Summary
Space agency set aside $15 million in its 2015 budget proposal to start planning some kind of mission to Europa to be launched in the mid-2020s
NASA wants to put its money where the crazy subsurface alien ocean is. (Credit: NASA/JPL/Ted Stryk) NASA and the White House are asking Congress to bankroll a new intrastellar road trip to a destination that's sort of like the extraterrestrial Atlantis of our solar system -- Jupiter's intriguing moon, Europa. Show More Summary