Europa

Motherboard

Scientists Think Europa’s Equator Might Be Covered in 45-Foot-Tall Ice Spears

Sharp spikes called penitentes may be waiting to impale any spacecraft that lands in the moon's low latitudes.
Becky Ferreira
10.9.18
Motherboard

Signs of Alien Life on Europa Might Only Be Centimeters Under the Surface

Europa is irradiated by Jupiter’s intense magnetosphere, but you don’t have to dig far before life finds a way (theoretically).
Becky Ferreira
7.23.18
water worlds

Evidence of an Alien Ocean Found in Defunct 1990s Spacecraft Data

The Galileo spacecraft might have accidentally run through the sprinkler of Europa’s plumes.
Becky Ferreira
5.15.18
Pass the Salt

These Stunning Blue Alien Crystals Contain Water and Organic Molecules

Asteroids have been spitballing life juice at each other for billions of years, and we have the receipts.
Becky Ferreira
1.10.18
Hoth

Europa and Enceladus ‘Will Have No Habitable Period,’ Says Study on Ice Worlds

New research in Nature Geoscience predicts the hellish future fates of ice worlds like Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus.
Becky Fereira
7.31.17
ALIENS

An Alien-Hunting Submarine Is Being Tested in Antarctica

A look at the amazing photos and stunning science from the ARTEMIS mission in Antarctica.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.7.17
Space

Trump Stalls NASA Europa Lander, But There’s Another Concept in the Works

“The NIMPH system combines in situ resource utilization, miniaturization, [and] electric propulsion.”
Becky Ferreira
3.27.17
ancient life

The Oldest Life on Earth Has Been Discovered in Canada's Arctic

It's an estimated 4 billion years old.
Bryson Masse
3.1.17
nasa

Pluto Likely Has an Ocean of Water Deep Under Its Surface

The thick, viscous ocean is right beneath its icy heart.
Kate Lunau
11.16.16
ALIENS

Who Needs a Sun? Alien Life Could Survive Off of Cosmic Rays

We might not need to look for a “Goldilocks” planet after all.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.17.16
Art

Artist's DIY Space Program Seeks Life on Jupiter’s Icy Moon

Bricolage master Tom Sachs and his team operate a handmade aeronautics program to find new lifeforms, and sometimes grow poppies, in outer space
Shana Nys Dambrot
10.17.16
Canada

Why Is This Weird Glacier Yellow? The Answer Could Help Find Alien Life

This is the best analog on Earth for Jupiter's moon, Europa.
Kate Lunau
9.27.16
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