Jupiter's moon Europa may be more Earth-like than we thought

Jupiter's moon Europa may be more Earth-like than we thought

Europa is strongly believed to hide a deep ocean of salty liquid water beneath its icy shell.

From Jupiter to Mars: Five amazing things to know about our solar system!

From Jupiter to Mars: Five amazing things to know about our solar system!

Here are some amazing things you must know about our solar system this week.

Scientists to explore Saturn's icy moon for alien life

Scientists to explore Saturn's icy moon for alien life

The two possible candidates are: the icy moons of gas giants Jupiter and Saturn which harbour sub-surface oceans perfect for hosting life.

Jupiter's Europa creates enough heat to support ocean

Jupiter's Europa creates enough heat to support ocean

A team of geoscientists from Brown and Columbia universities set up experiments to estimate the heat created by the heaves and falls of Europa's icy surface -- a process called tidal dissipation

NASA set to explore Jupiter's moon Europa for alien life

NASA set to explore Jupiter's moon Europa for alien life

NASA may soon launch to send a lander on Jupiter's icy moon Europa - the most likely candidate for hosting life in our solar system after the Blue Marble - to find signs of life.

Pluto may harbour alien life, says physicist Brian Cox

Pluto may harbour alien life, says physicist Brian Cox

Pluto may contain a subsurface ocean warm enough to host life, according to English physicist Brian Cox who also said that humans could be the only complex life in our galaxy.

NASA mission to look for water on Jupiter's moon Europa

NASA mission to look for water on Jupiter's moon Europa

NASA has come a step closer to its planned mission to Europa which will try to find out if a liquid water ocean beneath the surface of the Jupiter's moon have the ingredients to support life.

Scientists to explore Jupiter's icy moon `Europa`

Scientists to explore Jupiter's icy moon `Europa`

Researchers from the Planetary Science Institute will be studying Jupiter`s moon Europa, NASA has announced.

Dark material from Jupiter's moon Europa possibly sea salt

A new NASA research has suggested that the mystery dark material from Jupiter's moon Europa was probably sea salt.

'Robotic Eel' to explore Jupiter's moon Europa

'Robotic Eel' to explore Jupiter's moon Europa

NASA is planning a "robotic eel" to explore the icy waters of Jupiter's moon Europa where it will derive energy from the local magnetic fields.

Jupiter`s largest moon definitely has an ocean: NASA

Jupiter`s largest moon, Ganymede, has an underground ocean that contains more water than Earth`s, broadening the hunt for places in the solar system where life might be able to exist.

NASA to look for alien life on Jupiter's moon

NASA to look for alien life on Jupiter's moon

NASA will start a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa in the hope of finding signs of life on the frozen planet.

Hubble captures rare triple-moon conjunction

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the rare occurrence of three of Jupiter's largest moons - Europa, Callisto and Io - racing across the banded face of the gas-giant planet.

Signs of Europa's plumes remain elusive

Signs of Europa's plumes remain elusive

A fresh look at data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its 2001 flyby of Jupiter shows that its moon Europa's tenuous atmosphere is even thinner than previously thought.

Cassini sheds new light on Europa's atmosphere

Cassini sheds new light on Europa's atmosphere

Astronomers have revealed that analysis of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's data collected during its 2001 flyby of Jupiter sheds new light on the atmosphere of the planet's moon Europa.

Tiny shrimps hold clue to alien life

 A tiny shrimp residing at one of the world`s deepest undersea hydrothermal vents holds clues about what life could be like on other planets, NASA scientists report.

Europa seems in 'embryonic' state in new image

Europa seems in 'embryonic' state in new image

 A new "remastered" image of Jupiter's moon Europa has made it look like the beginning of life itself - an embryo.

Evidence of Earth-like plate tectonics found on Jupiter's moon Europa

Evidence of Earth-like plate tectonics found on Jupiter's moon Europa

Evidence of plate tectonics, which is the first sign of this type of surface-shifting geological activity on a world other than Earth, have been found on Jupiter's moon Europa.

NASA seeks ideas to find life on Europa mission

In the light of recent news that there may be giant plates of ice shuffling around Jupiter's moon Europa - much as plates of rock do on the Earth - NASA is seeking ideas for instruments that could fly on a mission to Europa.

Scientists recreate crust of Jupiter`s moon Europa

Scientists suspect that inside Europa, one of the icy moons of Jupiter, reservoirs of liquid water exists, the essential element for life on Earth.