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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.

SpaceX, NASA, and the Northern Lights: this week in space

SpaceX, NASA, and the Northern Lights: this week in space We are seeking to understand what structure in these visible signatures can tell us about the electrodynamics of processes higher up.The third rocket was part of the Ionospheric Structuring: In Situ and Groundbased Low Altitude StudieS, or ISINGLASS, mission.

A cryovolcano might be erupting right now on Ceres, as you read this

A cryovolcano might be erupting right now on Ceres, as you read this It couldn’t have been a regular volcano, not on iceball Ceres.Not only is Ahuna Mons a cryovolcano, which spews volatile compounds like ammonia or water instead of lava, it’s a young one — and it could be erupting, right now.

This week in space: SpaceX, Blue Origin, and still no aliens

This week in space: SpaceX, Blue Origin, and still no aliens SpaceX just announced that its Falcon 9 rocket will carry EchoStar 23 into space next week.Blue Origin unveiled their new reusable heavy-lift rocket, christened the New Glenn.