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New data suggests Europa’s ice cover produces significant amounts of heat

Posted on 04/05 05:43 in Shows | 0

New data modeling suggests that Europa may have even more energy to play with than we thought it did — and energy is critical for any life that might exist.We already know that Europa is covered in a thick ice crust and that there’s almost certainly a vast liquid ocean underneath all the ice.

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NASA’s big announcement was worth the wait: confirmed cryovolcanoes on Europa

Posted on 09/26 22:17 in Shows | 0

After much anticipation, NASA held a press conference on Monday to detail new findings from images of Jupiter’s moon Europa.These plumes of water ice, sometimes referred to as “cryovolcanoes,” are exciting targets for further scientific study.

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Mach diamonds, Mars ambitions, and a shiny new telescope: this week in space

Posted on 09/30 17:22 in Shows | 0

China fired up the largest radio telescope in the world earlier this week.The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is nearly double the size of the Arecibo observatory, and they didn’t stop there.

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