Planet Penetrator Offers High Speed Path to Europa
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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