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Sending “Water” to Europa

NASA/JPL-Caltech This image from March 8, 2024, shows waveforms of the word “water” in 103 languages etched onto a triangular metal plate. The plate will be attached to the Europa Clipper spacecraft, set to fly to one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa, after it launches in October 2024. The waveforms radiate out from a symbol representing […]

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NASA Unveils Design for Message Heading to Jupiter’s Moon Europa

This side of a commemorative plate mounted on NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft features U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón’s handwritten “In Praise of Mystery: A Poem for Europa.” It will be affixed with a silicon microchip stenciled with names submitted by the public. NASA/JPL-Caltech When it launches in October, the agency’s Europa Clipper spacecraft will carry […]

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NASA’s Juno Mission Measures Oxygen Production at Europa

5 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) This view of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa was captured by the JunoCam imager aboard NASA’s Juno spacecraft during the mission’s close flyby on Sept. 29, 2022. Image data: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSSImage processing: Kevin M. Gill CC BY 3.0  The ice-covered Jovian moon generates 1,000 tons of […]