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New data suggests Europa’s ice cover produces significant amounts of heat

New data suggests Europa’s ice cover produces significant amounts of heat New data modeling suggests that Europa may have even more energy to play with than we thought it did — and energy is critical for any life that might exist.We already know that Europa is covered in a thick ice crust and that there’s almost certainly a vast liquid ocean underneath all the ice.

Watch NASA fire the largest solid rocket booster in the world

Watch NASA fire the largest solid rocket booster in the world One of NASA’s main focuses right now is the development of the Space Launch System (SLS).It’s a super heavy-lift launch vehicle class of rocket, intended to take both cargo and crew into space.

NASA’s big announcement was worth the wait: confirmed cryovolcanoes on Europa

NASA’s big announcement was worth the wait: confirmed cryovolcanoes on Europa After much anticipation, NASA held a press conference on Monday to detail new findings from images of Jupiter’s moon Europa.These plumes of water ice, sometimes referred to as “cryovolcanoes,” are exciting targets for further scientific study.

Mach diamonds, Mars ambitions, and a shiny new telescope: this week in space

Mach diamonds, Mars ambitions, and a shiny new telescope: this week in space China fired up the largest radio telescope in the world earlier this week.Stress wrinkles in its surface, called scarps, show us where the planet’s surface is cracking and settling fastest.

Cold, mysterious, and also sad: this week in space

Cold, mysterious, and also sad: this week in space Navy, [he] left his mark on the history of exploration by flying three times in space, twice to the moon.In this case, the wave may form as the lower atmosphere flows over mountains on Venus’ surface.

Could Jupiter’s moon Europa be the next place for humanity to call home?

Could Jupiter’s moon Europa be the next place for humanity to call home? And in the running is Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, which may just be the next big point of curiosity for our space agency.It was a tall order, but just eight months later, the group handed over its report to the space agency.

This week in space: Pluto, Europa, and 96 Planet nanosats

This week in space: Pluto, Europa, and 96 Planet nanosats ” Counting the 96 new ones, that brings Planet’s constellation to 149, which is also a world record.The latest news on Proxima b is that scientists have revised the odds on its habitability, probably downward.

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space Next week SpaceX is going to reuse its first reusable rocket, launching it from their new digs at Pad 39A.It was used in April 2016 to complete its first resupply mission of the International Space Station (including delivery of the Bigelow expandable habitat).

We just got closer to finding some form of alien life in our solar system

We just got closer to finding some form of alien life in our solar system Evidence is increasing that liquid water and other building blocks for life exists on two icy moons in our solar system, NASA researchers announced.Hubble researchers also reported new evidence of what they believe are hydrogen plumes erupting from Jupiter's moon Europa.

NASA Debuts 3D-Printed Space Chain Mail

NASA Debuts 3D-Printed Space Chain Mail So, in a reductionist sense, this new metal fabric is like chain mail, except with stuff attached to it.One side has little square metal plates on all the rings, to provide an almost unbroken surface of metal armor.