The Europa on earth is a little wider than that, and currently habitable, but the officials in Brussels are working on that.
“All these world s are yours except Europa. Attempt no landing there...”
Great, we will tick off the Monolith Builders. B-P
"Oh I hope not."
A little Jose Jimenez humor there.
Too cold for Muslims.
What is most important here.
Is it that Europa can support life?
Or that a mission to Europa can support funding?
If NASA scrapped Muslim outreach, manned space flights and that worthless space station, it could return billions to the treasury and undertake worthwhile missions such as this.
What happened to my comment? Is thinking manned space flight is a waste of money anti-conservative?????? Crazy.
Shouldn’t they be asking the Saudis for help building the flying carpet to get there? We wouldn’t want them to feel bad about themselves... :)
A Europa mission has topped the wish list of scientists for the last decade. Unfortunately, the mission they want will cost $4 billion over its lifetime, which just isn’t going to happen. There is talk about scaling down, but even a “bare-bones” mission is expected to cost upwards of $1.5 billion.
If nothing else the radiation environment at Europa is just beastly, and fries conventional electronics in no time.