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Tango0118 May 2017 2:23 p.m. PST

"Although there are no plans at present to send a lander to Europa, we continue to work on the prospects, asking what kind of operations would be possible there. NASA is, for example, now funding a miniature seismometer no more than 10 centimeters to the side, working with the University of Arizona on a project called Seismometers for Exploring the Subsurface of Europa (SESE). Is it possible our first task on Europa's surface will just be to listen?

The prospect is exciting because what we'd like to do is find a way to penetrate the surface ice to reach the deep saltwater ocean beneath or, barring that, any lakes that may occur within the upper regions of the ice shell. The ASU seismometer would give us considerable insights by using the movements of the ice crust to tell us how thick it is, and whether and where ocean water that rises to the surface can be sampled by future landers…"
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Amicalement
Armand

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2017 7:15 a.m. PST

¿Encontraron seres inteligentes en Europa? :)

Dan

Tango0120 May 2017 10:13 a.m. PST

Ja!Ja!….


Un abrazo
Raúl.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2017 8:19 p.m. PST

Y uno para ti también, mi hermano.

Daniel

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