Jupiter's ocean moon europa -- one of the planet's four main moons -- may be chemically balanced to spawn life similar to earth's oceans, according to a new study there's been a lot of recent. Europa is one of the four moons of jupiter discovered by galileo and the smallest of the moons he found europa is a little smaller than earth's moon, and it is the sixth largest moon in our solar system. If europa were our moon, would we have a water world teeming with alien life just next door europa is a frozen moon, so at first glace, it doesn't seem like a great candidate for life however. For homonym see europe - europa (disambiguation) europa ( jupiter ii ) is the smallest of the four galilean moons orbiting jupiter , and the sixth-closest to the planet it is also the sixth-largest moon in the solar system. The moon europa europa (greek mythology) several characters, most notably a phoenician princess abducted to crete by zeus a moon of jupiter.
If jupiter's radiation is so intense, how could life exist on a moon like europa europa has a radiation shield: kilometers of ice this is a picture from a nuclear facility. Europa is the sixth closest moon of jupiter and is the smallest of the galilean moons discovered by galileo the other galilean moons are io, ganymede and callisto. Scientists have long thought that a vast ocean beneath the icy crust of europa, a moon of jupiter, is a great place to look for alien life now, a new study out of nasa's jet propulsion laboratory.
The puzzling, fascinating surface of jupiter's icy moon europa looms large in this newly-reprocessed color view, made from images taken by nasa's galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s this is the color view of europa from galileo that shows the largest portion of the moon's surface at the highest resolution. Data from nasa's galileo spacecraft has revealed more evidence that europa, a moon of jupiter with an icy crust and a subsurface ocean, sprays water into. New comprehensive mapping of the radiation pummeling jupiter's icy moon europa reveals where scientists should look—and how deep they'll have to go—when searching for signs of habitability and.
Nasa's europa clipper will conduct detailed reconnaissance of jupiter's moon europa and investigate whether the icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life the mission will place a spacecraft in orbit around jupiter in order to perform a detailed investigation of europa -- a world that shows. Earth's first mission to conduct detailed reconnaissance of jupiter's moon, europa nasa's europa clipper will determine if this ocean world has environments suitable for life to exist. Europa, which is just a bit smaller than our own moon, also has a similar relationship to its planet: it undergoes tidal pull when the earth and the moon's gravitational forces interact, energy. Re-analysis of data from nasa's galileo probe indicates jets of water on jupiter's moon europa future mission will get a closer look. The basic idea is that on an airless world like europa, or the moon, small meteor impacts mix and churn the surface, much like digging in a garden, said cynthia phillips of nasa's jet.
Nasa's europa clipper will conduct detailed reconnaissance of jupiter's moon europa and investigate whether the icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life launch date: january 31, 1958 explorer 1 became the first successfully launched satellite by the united states when it was sent to space on january 31, 1958. A new mission to see if water or life exists beneath the icy surface of jupiter's moon europa has moved from concept to development, nasa announced this week observations of europa have. Beyond earth, jupiter's moon europa is considered one of the most promising places in the solar system to search for signs of present-day life, and a new nasa mission to explore this potential is moving forward from concept review to development.
Europa, the fourth-largest moon of the gas giant jupiter and the sun, is a subject in both science fiction and scientific speculation for future human colonization. Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account both registration and sign in support using google and facebook. Description the most interesting feature of europa, jupiter's sixth moon, is the incredibly smooth surface with relatively few craters there are only three craters that have a diameter greater than 31 miles.
Europa is a large moon of the planet jupiterit is a little smaller than earth's moon and it is the sixth-largest moon in the solar system europa's diameter is about 3000 kilometers. Europa is one of the most active bodies in the solar system: about the size of earth's moon, and at its warmest only about -260f (-160c), and covered in an icy shell that makes one of the most. The ocean of jupiter's moon europa could have the necessary balance of chemical energy for life, even if the moon lacks volcanic hydrothermal activity, finds a new study. It is a nightmare glacier, tormented by the giant of our solar system ever looming on its horizon jupiter showers its moon europa with enough radiation to kill a human in just a few days europa.