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Future Spacecraft Could Dive Beneath Europa's Oceans

By Ernie MastroianniFeb 12, 2019 6:00 PM
Europa Explorer - NASA, JPL
(Credit: NASA/JPL)


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Future spacecraft might penetrate the thick ice that covers the liquid ocean of Jupiter’s moon Europa, as this NASA illustration shows. Such off-world seas might be the best place to search for extraterrestrial life.

[This story originally appeared in print as "Outer Space, Under Water."]

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