The enormous spacecraft that will head to Jupiter’s moon Europa uses four large reaction wheels to help keep it oriented.
NASA's Europa Clipper Gets Its Wheels for Traveling in Deep Space
New research makes hypotheses that NASA’s Europa Clipper can test: Any plumes or volcanic activity at the Jovian moon’s surface are caused by shallow lakes in its icy crust.
NASA Study Suggests Shallow Lakes in Europa's Icy Crust Could Erupt
The agency’s mission to explore Jupiter’s icy moon takes a big step forward as engineers deliver a major component of the spacecraft.
NASA's Europa Clipper Mission Completes Main Body of the Spacecraft
Parallel ice ridges, a common feature on Jupiter’s moon Europa, are also found on Greenland’s ice sheet.
Greenland Ice, Jupiter Moon Share Similar Feature
Science instruments and other hardware for the spacecraft will come together in the mission’s final phase before a launch to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa in 2024.
NASA Begins Assembly of Europa Clipper Spacecraft
Finding plumes at Europa is an exciting prospect, but scientists warn it’ll be tricky, even from up close.
Are Water Plumes Spraying From Europa? NASA's Europa Clipper Is on the Case
Take a closer look at the complex choreography involved in building NASA’s Europa Clipper as the mission to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa approaches its 2024 launch date.
A Few Steps Closer to Europa: Spacecraft Hardware Makes Headway
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for Earth’s first mission to conduct detailed investigations of Jupiter's moon Europa.
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Europa Clipper Mission
Jupiter’s moon Europa and its global ocean may currently have conditions suitable for life. Scientists are studying processes on the icy surface as they prepare to explore.
Surface of Jupiter's Moon Europa Churned by Small Impacts
Jupiter’s moon Europa may have the potential to harbor life. The spacecraft will use multiple flybys of the moon to investigate the habitability of this ocean world.
NASA's Europa Clipper Builds Hardware, Moves Toward Assembly
Scientists have theorized on the origin of the water plumes possibly erupting from Jupiter's moon Europa. Recent research adds a new potential source to the mix.
Potential Plumes on Europa Could Come From Water in the Crust
The surface of Jupiter's moon Europa features a widely varied landscape, including ridges, bands, small rounded domes and disrupted spaces that geologists call "chaos terrain." Three newly reprocessed images, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s, reveal details in diverse surface features on Europa.
Newly Reprocessed Images of Europa Show 'Chaos Terrain' in Crisp Detail