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EUROPA: Exploring Jupiter's Ocean Moons

Alien Ocean: NASA's Mission to Europa

Could a liquid water ocean beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa have the ingredients to support life? Here's how NASA's mission to Europa would find out.

Europa: Ocean World

Ocean World
Scientists believe there is an ocean hidden beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. NASA-JPL astrobiologist Kevin Hand explains why scientists are so excited about the potential of this ice-covered world to answer one of humanity's most profound questions.

Europa Overview: Cool Destination for Life?

Where's a great place to look for life in our solar system beyond Earth? Jupiter's moon, Europa, with its salty, global ocean, might be a good place to start.

Europa Tide Movie

Europa tide movie
This animation shows how Europa's not-quite-circular orbit causes the moon to flex and stretch.

Animations: Flyovers Above Europa's Surface

Agenor Linea
Conamara Chaos
Cilix crater video
Cilix Crater
Thrace Macula Flyover video
Thrace Macula
Androgeos Linea Flyover video
Androgeos Linea
e86 flyover video
Ridged Plains
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