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Author Topic: NASA Details Plan To Send Lander To Europa To Look For Biological Signatures  (Read 384 times)

Offline Flyaway

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In 2015, NASA revealed its plans to send a spacecraft to conduct several close flybys of Europa sometime in the 2020s. Now, the space agency has detailed — in a Science Definition Team (SDT) report — a mission to send a lander to the icy moon.

The 264-page report, which can be accessed here, lists out three key science goals for a future lander mission — searching for life on the moon, assessing its habitability by analyzing material from the surface, and characterizing Europa’s surface and subsurface to support future robotic missions.

http://www.ibtimes.com/life-europa-nasa-details-plan-send-lander-jovian-moon-look-biological-signatures-2489567

Here's the report itself.

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/docs/Europa_Lander_SDT_Report_2016.pdf
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