jupiter's moons

Europa Lander Could Carry a Microphone and 'Listen' to the Ice to Find Out What's Underneath

Europa Lander Could Carry a Microphone and 'Listen' to the Ice to Find Out What's Underneath

Between the Europa Clipper and the proposed Europa Lander, NASA has made it clear that it intends to send a mission to this icy moon of Jupiter in the coming decade. Ever since the Voyager 1 and 2 probes conducted their historic flybys of the moon in 1973 and 1974 – which offered the first indications of a warm-water ocean – scientists have been eager to peak beneath the surface and see what lies within.

How do we colonize Jupiter's Moons?

How do we colonize Jupiter's Moons?

In 1610, Galileo Galilei became the first astronomer to discover the large moons of Jupiter, using a telescope of his own design. At time passed, these moons – Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto – would collectively come to be referred to as the Galilean Moons, in honor of their discoverer. And with the birth of the space exploration, what we’ve come to know about these satellites has fascinated and inspired us.

The Moon was a first step, Mars will test our capabilities, but Europa is the prize

The Moon was a first step, Mars will test our capabilities, but Europa is the prize

When talking about the most interesting place in our solar system outside of earth, Europa usually comes op very quickly. Over the years there have been many attempts to create a mission to this mysterious moon. These attempts have always been struck down... Until now.