Why is NASA so interested in Europa? (+video)

February 4, 2015 12:44 PM

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Europa, the icy moon orbiting Jupiter, offers tantalizing hints of life beyond our own planet – and NASA just got the go-ahead to take its long-awaited closer look.

NASA has been working toward a Europa mission for over 15 years, and this budget – if passed by Congress – marks the official go-ahead to move from proposals to more concrete mission planning, wrote NASA officials in a summary of the proposed budget.

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