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Scientists Helped Design NASA Mission Concept to Search for Life on Europa

Scientists Helped Design NASA Mission Concept to Search for Life on Europa

Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Geophysics helped develop a blueprint for a possible future NASA lander mission to Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter that has a global ocean covered by an ice shell. Europa’s large reservoir of liquid water has long enchanted planetary scientists with the possibility of harboring…   » Continue Reading

Scientists Discover Concealed Glaciers on Mars at Mid-Latitudes

Scientists Discover Concealed Glaciers on Mars at Mid-Latitudes

Vast Martian glaciers of water ice under protective blankets of rocky debris persist today at much lower latitudes than any ice previously identified on Mars, says new research using ground-penetrating radar on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.