Tuesday, 9 October 2018

ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE: Europa's Sublimely Penitent Ice Blades Could Imperil Robot Landers

quote [ Equatorial regions of the potentially life-supporting Europa, which harbors a huge ocean of salty liquid water beneath its icy shell, are probably studded with blades of ice up to 50 ft. (15 m) tall. This finding should be of interest to NASA, which is developing a lander mission that will hunt for signs of life on the Jovian moon. ]

This both raises and dashes NASA's hope of discovering ice lemurs.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@11:31amGMT]

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5th Earth said @ 12:23pm GMT on 9th Oct
At first I was like, WTF does that even mean, then I read the article. Bravo.
Ankylosaur said @ 2:29pm GMT on 9th Oct
moriati said @ 9:40pm GMT on 9th Oct
I harbor a huge ocean of salty liquid ...

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