Exploring the Depths of Space: Europa Clipper Mission
During Episode 97 of This Week In Space, Erin Leonard, the project scientist for the Europa Clipper mission, delved into the exciting possibilities of exploring one of the most intriguing bodies in the outer solar system.
The moons of the outer solar system have captured the attention of scientists due to the potential presence of warm, salty oceans beneath the icy surfaces of Europa and Enceladus, moons of Jupiter and Saturn, respectively.
NASA’s Europa Clipper mission is set to embark on a journey to Europa, aiming to unravel the mysteries hidden beneath its cold exterior. Leonard sheds light on what we might discover and the tantalizing prospects of finding signs of life deep beneath the thick ice cover.
Space News Highlights
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- Explore more about Europa Clipper
- Meet Erin Leonard, the project scientist
- Experience CLIPPER CAM LIVE
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