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Hidden ocean under Jupiter's icy moon Europa's crust could host life: Scientists

Hidden ocean under Jupiter's icy moon Europa's crust could host life: Scientists

Celestial bodies in the solar system with rocky cores share the same radioactive materials, ejected in space by the Supernova explosion that originated the Sun and the planets.

Feb 25, 2018, 12:19 PM IST
Europa may have plate tectonics similar to those on Earth

Europa may have plate tectonics similar to those on Earth

The findings bolster earlier studies of Europa's surface geology that found regions where the moon's ice shell looks to be expanding in a way that is similar to the mid-ocean spreading ridges on Earth. 

Dec 05, 2017, 19:21 PM IST
Ocean worlds in solar system: NASA to reveal all tonight! - This is how you can watch it LIVE!

Ocean worlds in solar system: NASA to reveal all tonight! - This is how you can watch it LIVE!

As per NASA, these new discoveries will also help inform future ocean world exploration.

Apr 13, 2017, 22:14 PM IST
Europa Clipper: NASA's new mission to look for alien life on Jupiter's icy moon

Europa Clipper: NASA's new mission to look for alien life on Jupiter's icy moon

The ultimate aim of Europa Clipper is to determine if Europa is habitable, possessing all three of the ingredients necessary for life: liquid water, chemical ingredients, and energy sources sufficient to enable biology. 

Mar 10, 2017, 15:39 PM IST
'Surprising activity' on Europa revealed, scientists discover new possibilities! - Watch video

'Surprising activity' on Europa revealed, scientists discover new possibilities! - Watch video

 As per the scientists, Hubble has imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the Europa's surface.

Sep 27, 2016, 00:45 AM IST
NASA's announcement of 'surprising activity' on Europa creates a frenzy among space enthusiasts!

NASA's announcement of 'surprising activity' on Europa creates a frenzy among space enthusiasts!

Mere minutes after the announcement was made, social media went into a tizzy speculating what those findings might be.

Sep 22, 2016, 08:49 AM IST
Juno on Jupiter's doorstep: Stunning view of giant planet and its largest moons (Pic inside)!

Juno on Jupiter's doorstep: Stunning view of giant planet and its largest moons (Pic inside)!

As per NASA, the scene was captured by the mission's imaging camera, called JunoCam, which is designed to acquire high resolution views of features in Jupiter's atmosphere from very close to the planet.

Jun 27, 2016, 23:20 PM IST
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.

May 20, 2016, 09:07 AM IST
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.

Apr 26, 2016, 15:59 PM IST
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.

Apr 25, 2016, 14:07 PM IST
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

Apr 15, 2016, 15:52 PM IST
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.

Sep 10, 2015, 18:33 PM IST
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.

Aug 31, 2015, 17:26 PM IST
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.

Jun 18, 2015, 14:27 PM IST
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.

May 27, 2015, 09:28 AM IST

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.

May 13, 2015, 15:57 PM IST
'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.

May 10, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

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.

Mar 12, 2015, 23:30 PM IST
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.

Feb 22, 2015, 15:32 PM IST

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.

Feb 08, 2015, 13:38 PM IST