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Jupiter’s moons are about to get JUICE’d for signs of life
Scheduled to launch in 2023, the explorer craft will probe Jupiter and three of its ‘ocean world’ satellites for habitable environments.
These new robots will plunge into the ocean’s most alien depths
The Orpheus submersibles are designed to explore an extreme zone of the Earth's seas—and could help pave the way for science on distant worlds.
Europa’s icy surface may glow in the dark
Understanding the chemical composition of ice on Jupiter’s intriguing moon could reveal hints about its habitability.
NASA is planning an interplanetary fishing trip
The flyby mission aims to sniff flumes of alien seawater, but will attempt no landing there.
Fifty-foot-tall ice spikes might make it hard to land on Europa
There's still a lot to learn about the surface of Jupiter's moon
Data from 1997 just gave us new insight into Europa—our best chance at finding alien life
Confirming hints picked up by the Hubble just a few years ago.
These seafaring robots will search for life across the solar system
Submarines and rovers will go for a dive on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn
Cassini just smashed into Saturn’s atmosphere. What comes next for solar system exploration?
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
We just got an up-close look at the largest lava lake in the solar system
On Io, the floor is basically lava
Antarctica’s Blood Falls: not so mysterious, but still freaky as heck
Just some "blood" gurgling out of the ice, nothing to see here.