NASA confirms mission to Jupiter's moon in 2025

The Europa Clipper mission is getting closer and closer to exploring one of the 79 moons of the largest planet in our solar system.

The US space agency has announced that it is getting closer to starting its exploration on one of Jupiter's 79 moons.
The Europa Clipper mission, based on the scientific discoveries previously made by the Galileo and Cassini spacecraft, is now in the final stages of its development, followed by the construction of the satellite that will embark on space travel in 2025.

Smaller than our moon, Europe has for some time been one of NASA's bets on the existence of life off Earth. According to space agency researchers, there seems to be a deep ocean beneath the icy crust of this natural satellite. Europe then appears to have the three ingredients necessary for life: water, chemicals and a source of heat through tidal warming (a phenomenon that stems from the gravitational forces at work).

NASA confirms mission to Jupiter's moon in 2025

According to investigators in charge of the mission, the Europa Clipper satellite will make a series of careful approaches to Jupiter's moon, as the extensive magnetic atmospheric present could have negative consequences for the electronics carried by the probe, jeopardizing the whole the mission.

Space exploration will take you from cameras and spectrometers, which will give you high resolution images of the surface of the natural satellite, to a magnetrometer to measure the strength and direction of Europe's magnetic field.

Although the US Space Agency indicates that the Europa Clipper mission will begin its exploration in 2025, there is a possibility that its start date will be earlier. Until then, the European Space Agency has also scheduled a trip to Jupiter for 2022 , where the Juice mission - Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer - will fly through three of the planet's natural satellites.

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