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EUROPA: Exploring Jupiter's Ocean Moons

This section will feature insightful blog posts by members of the Europa science community on a variety of topics, questions and challenges surrounding the study of Jupiter's intriguing icy moon.

Feb. 26, 2014: Ice, liquid water and... vapor plumes?
On December 12, 2013 at 11 am EST, it was suddenly everywhere on the internet: The Washington Post, LA Times, Natural Geographic, and many more shared the story about water vapor plumes being discovered on Europa.
Feb. 10, 2014: ICEE: Instrument Concepts for Europa Exploration
In 2013, NASA offered a new research program solicitation called Instrument Concepts for Europa Exploration (ICEE), as part of the Outer Planets program of NASA's Planetary Science Division.
Feb. 4, 2014: Workshop on the Habitability of Icy Worlds
Workshop on the possibilities for habitability on (and within) the icy worlds of our solar system.
Dec. 10, 2013: Fall 2013 AGU Conference Europa Overview
The Fall 2013 meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) is taking place this week in San Francisco, California, and Europa science is well-represented, including some exciting new results.
Nov. 25, 2013: Ice world with a secret ocean
Europa is a large, icy moon of Jupiter. It likely has a subsurface ocean with more water than all Earth's oceans combined. Europa could have all the key ingredients for life.
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