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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

Space Blogger

Europa Missions in the News

Galileo in the News

Unmasking Europa Book Supports Thin Crust Theory(Dec 2008)

Pluto Express in the News

Europa-Rise Over Jupiter Photographed (May 2007)

New Horizons images a crescent Europa rising over the giant limb of Jupiter.

Europa Jupiter System Mission (EJSM) in the News

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)

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

Europa Mission Chosen (Feb 2009)

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

Cooperation Between NASA and ESA (Feb 2011)

See also Europa, Ganymede, Io, Callisto, Jupiter

Priority Report from the National Research Council (Mar 2011)

See also Ganymede, Uranus, Mars

NASA Decadal Survey Town Hall Approaching (Apr 2011)

See also Mars, Uranus, Enceladus, Venus

Europa Mission's Pricetag Seems Like Show Stopper (Jun 2011)

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

Future Europa Missions in the News

Landing Spots on Europa Identified (Aug 2009)

Europa Studies in the News

Robotic Exploration of Sinkhole Prepares For Europa (May 2007)

Clementine robot explores a Mexican sinkhole as practice for how to explore the underwater world of Europa.

Axis Tilt Could Cause Heat Generating Waves (Dec 2008)

Recreating Ice Found on Distant Worlds (Jun 2009)

Europa Helps Probe Returning South Equatorial Belt (Feb 2011)

See Europa

Europa Musings

Exobiology Update (May 2011)

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

Europa Factoids

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