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New hints of water on Europa are found in old data

A closer look at magnetic and plasma wave readings from NASA’s now-defunct Galileo spacecraft firms up the evidence for claims that plumes of water periodically spray out from the surface of Europa, an ice-covered moon of Jupiter. Such claims have sparked … Continue reading

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Hubble sees more signs of Europa’s water

Scientists say Europa, a mysterious moon of Jupiter, has shown fresh signs of watery plumes that may hint at a habitable environment beneath the ice. Last year, the Hubble Space Telescope picked up observations of what appeared to be a plume … Continue reading

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NASA drops hints about Europa’s hidden ocean

NASA is gearing up to unveil “surprising evidence” of activity that may be related to the presence of a watery ocean beneath the icy surface of Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons. In a media advisory sent out today, the space agency … Continue reading

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NASA tries to pack big vision in smaller budget

Christmas has come and gone, and so has a bump in NASA’s spending plan: The agency’s proposed $19 billion budget for the next fiscal year, released today, represents a $300 million decline from this year’s level. The money set aside … Continue reading

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