After many years of study, NASA has approved a new start for a spaceflight mission to investigate the mysteries of Jupiter's moon Europa. Future exploration of Europa has been deemed an extremely high priority for planetary science, given the potential for revolutionizing our understanding of habitats for life. The mission would also investigate current activity, such as plumes, and would provide the high-resolution surface characterization necessary to enable future Europa landers.
Barry Goldstein, Europa Mission Project Manager
Dr. Bob Pappalardo, Europa Mission Project Scientist
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Just a reminder that tonight at 10PM EST, JPL will be broadcasting a talk regarding the upcoming mission to Europa slated for sometime in the 2020s.