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NASA confirms mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA NASA has been talking for years about sending a probe to Europa, and now it’s locking down those plans. The agency has confirmed the next phase of its Europa Clipper mission, which will send a spacecraft to the Jovian moon to determine if it could support life. The move […]

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There’s table salt on one of Jupiter’s moons

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA/JPL/University of Arizona The ocean that scientists believe exists underneath Europa’s thick icy crust might be more like our own than previously thought. According to a new study published in Science Advances, a team of researchers used the Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) instrument to scan Jupiter’s moon in […]

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NASA is testing Jupiter moon probe’s data-beaming antenna

Engadget RSS Feed What the Europa Clipper finds when it starts orbiting Jupiter’s icy moon won’t be of any use to us if it can’t send data back to Earth. In order to beam back information from that far into the solar system, the Clipper will be equipped with a high-gain antenna (HGA) that the […]

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Trump asks for $9.6 billion to bolster cybersecurity in 2020 budget

Engadget RSS Feed Bet_Noire via Getty Images President Donald Trump has revealed his proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year, which “supports the creation” of Space Force (USSF) as the sixth branch of the armed forces. The White House also hopes to bolster cybersecurity and NASA exploration missions. The administration wants to increase Department of […]

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NASA and Autodesk are testing new ways to design interplanetary landers

Engadget RSS Feed Autodesk Autodesk, the software company behind AutoCAD, has teamed up with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to look at news ways to create an interplanetary lander that could potentially touch down on the moons of Saturn or Jupiter. When Mark Davis, the senior director of industry research at Autodesk, first approached JPL […]

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