NASA Europa Mission – Prob May Land on Ocean-Harboring Moon
Researcher did enough research about EUROPA and has good knowledge and they know that its ocean has existed since the dawn of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago, giving putative lifeforms plenty of time to evolve, Hand explained. NASA’s aim to send Europa Mission satellite by mid of 2020, involves characterising the icy satellite from afar during dozens of flybys.
NASA’s new mission to Europa may touch Jupiter moon for finding Life sign. NASA and other space agency planning to send prob to EUROPA to find out more about is there any Life exist or not.
“We are actively pursuing the possibility of a lander,” Robert Pappalardo, Europa project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, said last week during a panel discussion at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Space 2015 conference in Pasadena. (JPL manages the Europa mission.)
“NASA has asked us to investigate: What would it take? How much would it cost? Could we put a small surface package on Europa with this mission?” Pappalardo added.
About NASA Europa Mission
NASA did not give name to EUROPA MISSION till now. NASA tries to find out every possible idea that could lead this mission to successful as well as life clue finder on EUROPA. Europa mission could launch by 2022. After reaching Jupiter orbit, the robotic probe will perform 45 flybys of Europa over the course of 2.5 years or so these flybys have different – different types of Science instrument like high-resolution cameras , a heat detector and ice-penetrating radar.
“ The mission’s observations should teach scientists a great deal about the moon’s surface composition, the nature of its underground ocean and its ability to support life as we know it”
This EUROPA Mission could send a prob on EUROPA surface to find out more information about it’s ice structure and life under ice. It may be possible that life could be present as micro organism under ice but scientist is not sure about this.
ABOUT EUROPA Surface – a JUPITOR MOON
Europa is one of the smoothest objects in the Solar System when considering the lack of large scale features such as mountains or craters, however on a smaller scale Europa’s equator has been theorised to be covered in 10 metre tall icy spikes called penitentes caused by the effect of direct overhead sunlight on the equator melting vertical cracks
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Europa MISSION scientist at NASA’s Washington headquarters said “We actually don’t know what the surface of Europa looks like at the scale of this table, at the scale of a lander — if it’s smooth, if it’s incredibly rough, if it’s full of spikes,”Curt Niebur”. He also said that “Without knowing what the surface even looks like, it’s difficult to design a lander that could survive”
“By the end of this year, we should have an idea of how that’s looking,” Pappalardo said at the Space 2015 conference
It may be biggest problem in designing prob lender for EUROPA Surface. Scientist do not know how the EUROPA SURFACE looks. And Second scientist also wants to be
NASA Europa Mission
should have as minimum budget as they can. Su that money will not be problem in this mission