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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
An Alien-Hunting Submarine Is Being Tested in Antarctica
A look at the amazing photos and stunning science from the ARTEMIS mission in Antarctica.
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.”
The Oldest Life on Earth Has Been Discovered in Canada's Arctic
It's an estimated 4 billion years old.
Pluto Likely Has an Ocean of Water Deep Under Its Surface
The thick, viscous ocean is right beneath its icy heart.
Who Needs a Sun? Alien Life Could Survive Off of Cosmic Rays
We might not need to look for a “Goldilocks” planet after all.
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
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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.