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Astronomers detect water vapor around Jupiter's moon Europa

In search of life in our solar system, Mars steals the spotlight (thanks, David Bowie). In recent years, Jupiter's fourth largest moon, Europe, has become a promising alien kindergarten. Planet scientists have long suspected that Europe under its thick, icy crust harbors a huge ocean of liquid water. If the ocean of Europe also has an energy source – think …

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The first map of Saturn's mysterious moon Titan shows labyrinths and lakes

Titan poses in this mosaic image of the Cassini mission in front of Saturn. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system, is literally shrouded in riddles. A layer of hazy methane clouds covers the lunar surface and prevents detailed consideration of important geological features. Nevertheless, scientists have managed to see through …

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NASA has just confirmed that there are water clouds over the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa

A team of researchers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has confirmed traces of water vapor over the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa. And that's a big deal, since the tiny space rock is one of the highest-priority targets in NASA's search for extraterrestrial life, according to the agency. "While scientists have not been able to …

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NASA works with SpaceX, Blue Origin and others to send large payloads to the Moon

In its constant quest to send cargo and ultimately people to the lunar surface, NASA announced five new partnerships with commercial space companies that have developed robotic landers that can carry large payloads to the moon. New additions include a number of well-known industry heavyweights such as SpaceX, Blue Origin and Sierra Nevada Corporation, who have previously worked with NASA …

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Water vapor detected on Jupiter's moon Europa

This adds to the fascination of other previously discovered factors associated with the potential for living in Europe. The results were published on Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy. The research team watched Europe with the World Cup Keck Observatory in Hawaii – one of the largest telescopes in the world – for 17 nights between 2016 and 2017. On …

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"Possibility of Life": Scientists mapped Saturn's exotic moon Titan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists unveiled Monday the first worldwide geological map of Saturn's moon Titan, which contains vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane, illuminating an exotic world as a strong candidate for search after life in the hereafter earth applies. FILE PHOTO: This artist's concept envisages how the hydrocarbon ice formed on a …

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NASA detects water vapor on Jupiter's moon Europa

An international research team headed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland has detected water vapor over the surface of Jupiter's Moon Europa for the first time. With the WM Keck Observatory in Hawaii, scientists were able to make measurements of the water vapor. "Confirming the presence of water vapor over Europe helps scientists better understand the inner life …

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Completion of the first global geological map of the largest Saturn moon Titan

Titan's first global geological map is based on radar and light images of NASA's Cassini mission, which circled Saturn from 2004 to 2017, encompassing several of the surface features mentioned , Picture credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / ASU The first map showing the global geology of Saturn's largest moon Titan has been completed showing a dynamic world of dunes, lakes, …

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NASA will today announce new private Moon Lander partners. How to listen

NASA will present today (November 18) the latest companies to build private landing craft for travel to the Moon. You can follow the announcement live online. At 16:30 EST (2030 GMT), NASA announces that they are the newest US companies for the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) project of the Private Lunar Land Agency. The new companies will join a …

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Moon landing: Neil Armstrong's REAL reason, after the unveiling of Apollo 11 & # 39; very quiet & # 39; to be | Science | news

On July 20, 1969, NASA ended the seemingly impossible Apollo 11 mission to bring the first two men – Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin – to the moon. Armstrong wrote history, leaped from the Landing Eagle, and delivered his legendary "one small step" speech to millions of fearful humans who look back on Earth. The deceased astronaut became a sensation …

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