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Jupiter’s moon Europa glows in the dark because it is bombarded by radiation
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Jupiter’s moon Europa glows in the dark because it is bombarded by radiation

Most of the observations using a spectrometer on a moon-like Europa are taken using sunlight, however, the latest results show how Europa would look in the dark.

Tidal heating explains why Jupiter’s moons are far hotter than researchers expect, study claims
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Tidal heating explains why Jupiter’s moons are far hotter than researchers expect, study claims

Jupiter has nearly 80 moons, including Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, which are the four largest.

Massive shifts on Jupiter's moon Europa among recent events to fracture its icy shell, study claims
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Massive shifts on Jupiter's moon Europa among recent events to fracture its icy shell, study claims

If proven true, researchers predict that any asymmetry in craters and thickness of the ice shell measured by satellites could be partially inaccurate.

Subsurface of Jupiter's moon Europa might have supported microbial life in the past
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Subsurface of Jupiter's moon Europa might have supported microbial life in the past

Europa has an ocean hidden beneath a thick shell of ice and has long has been viewed as a potential habitat for life, alongside Mars and Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

Chandrayaan 2: Failure is part of the 'big game', shouldn't discourage the science community, says NASA-JPL CTO
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Chandrayaan 2: Failure is part of the 'big game', shouldn't discourage the science community, says NASA-JPL CTO

The NASA JPL Chief emphasised a familiar statistic quotes at the time of Vikram's planned landing — 40% of moons missions in last 60 years have failed.

Scientists detect water vapor rising from geysers on Jupiter's moon Europa
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Scientists detect water vapor rising from geysers on Jupiter's moon Europa

Under Europa's icy surface is a salty ocean that contains twice as much water than that on earth.

NASA's Juno spacecraft captures ominous images of black spot on Jupiter's surface
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NASA's Juno spacecraft captures ominous images of black spot on Jupiter's surface

Before you start sputtering about HAL 9000, monoliths and Europa, that's Io's shadow we're looking at.

Yellow expanse of table salt spotted on the surface of Jupiter's Moon Europa
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Yellow expanse of table salt spotted on the surface of Jupiter's Moon Europa

Europa's surface appears to be in covered in a layer of salty liquid water under its icy shell.

Nuclear-powered ‘tunnelbot’ to search for signs of life on Jupiter’s moon Europa
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Nuclear-powered ‘tunnelbot’ to search for signs of life on Jupiter’s moon Europa

Europa has been studied, but never sampled because of Europa's thick and dense ice shelf.

Jupiter's moon Europa detailed in a thermal and geologic map of its icy surface
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Jupiter's moon Europa detailed in a thermal and geologic map of its icy surface

Among the key findings from the map was a cold spot in Europa's Northern Hemisphere.

Giant ice spikes on Europa's surface could make future landings treacherous: Study
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Giant ice spikes on Europa's surface could make future landings treacherous: Study

Europa's surface resembles a forest of sharp, jagged ice spikes, some towering 50-feet-high: Study.

Jupiter's moon Ganymede is 'whistling', surrounded by powerful plasma waves
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Jupiter's moon Ganymede is 'whistling', surrounded by powerful plasma waves

The 'whistle' was over 1 million times as intense as other moons and planets in the vicinity.

Are we alone in the universe? Astrobiologist Dr Henry Throop on aliens, finding Earth-like planets
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Are we alone in the universe? Astrobiologist Dr Henry Throop on aliens, finding Earth-like planets

Henry Throop says Saturn's moon Enceladus and Jupiter's moon Europa could be hospitable environments, and that potatoes could possibly be grown on Mars, like Matt Damon did in The Martian | #FirstCulture

Europa may have tectonic plates similar to Earth, increasing the chances of the Jovian moon harbouring life
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Europa may have tectonic plates similar to Earth, increasing the chances of the Jovian moon harbouring life

The findings bolster earlier studies of Europa's surface geology that found regions where the moon's ice shell looks to be expanding like Earth.

Hacking collective Anonymous believes NASA is on the verge of announcing the discovery of alien life
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Hacking collective Anonymous believes NASA is on the verge of announcing the discovery of alien life

Anonymous, the loose collective of hackers and online activists, claims that the US space agency NASA is all set to announce the discovery of alien life.

U-17 Fifa World Cup 2017: France grab Europe's fifth and final spot after win over Hungary
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U-17 Fifa World Cup 2017: France grab Europe's fifth and final spot after win over Hungary

Football powerhouse France claimed Europe's fifth and final berth for Fifa Under-17 World Cup in India after beating Hungary 1-0 in the play-off match at the Uefa U-17 European Championship in Croatia.

Massive waves of lava spotted by astronomers on Jupiter's moon, Io
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Massive waves of lava spotted by astronomers on Jupiter's moon, Io

The images were obtained by the twin 8.4-metre mirrors of the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in the mountains of southeast Arizona.

Enceladus has the ingredients to support life, suggest Nasa findings on oceans in the Solar System
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Enceladus has the ingredients to support life, suggest Nasa findings on oceans in the Solar System

The Hubble Space Telescope, and the Cassini mission are providing the evidence necessary for further scientific investigations into extraterrestrial life.

Nasa to hold press conference on plans to search for alien life on oceans beyond Earth
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Nasa to hold press conference on plans to search for alien life on oceans beyond Earth

These new discoveries will also help inform future ocean world exploration and the broader search for life beyond the Earth.

NASA could explore the subsurface ocean on Europa with intelligent underwater drones
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NASA could explore the subsurface ocean on Europa with intelligent underwater drones

While satellites can study the ocean surface, their signals cannot penetrate the water, so robotic submersibles have become critical tools for research.