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Planet Penetrator Offers High Speed Path to Europa

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September 24, 2013
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Scientists curious about possible life on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, are developing technology that will fire a capsule at high speed into the moon's surface to dislodge and collect samples. Astrium, a subsidiary of aerospace giant EADS, could be involved in a proposed European Space Agency (ESA) mission to Europa within the decade, and has been test-firing its planet penetrating rockets to prepare.


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Planet Penetrator Offers High Speed Path to Europa

Planet Penetrator Offers High Speed Path to Europa

Reuters (Sep. 24, 2013) Scientists curious about possible life on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, are developing technology that will fire a capsule at high speed into the moon's surface to disclodge and collect samples. Astrium, a subsidiary of aerospace giant EADS, could be involved in a proposed European Space Agency (ESA) mission to Europa within the decade, and has been test-firing its planet penetrating rockets to prepare. Jim Drury reports.
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NASA Eyes Jupiter Moon for Next Rover Mission

NASA Eyes Jupiter Moon for Next Rover Mission

Newsy (Feb. 18, 2013) A mission to land a space craft on Jupiter's moon Europa could be launched by 2021.
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Mars Rock Found in Sahara Desert Contains Mars Water

Mars Rock Found in Sahara Desert Contains Mars Water

Newsy (Jan. 3, 2013) A 2.1 billion-year-old Martian rock offers scientists clues to to a period in the planet's history when its climate finally changed.
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NASA Picks Another Mars Mission

NASA Picks Another Mars Mission

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