News Archive / Tagged: ocean
Scientists propose Ceres sample return missionLaurel KornfeldSeptember 14th, 2022
Planetary scientists have recommended NASA send a sample return mission to Ceres, the only dwarf planet located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Finding life on Europa requires drilling to its subsurface oceanLaurel KornfeldJuly 24th, 2021
A future mission seeking signs of life on Jupiter's moon Europa will likely require drilling into its global subsurface ocean, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Astronomy.
Pluto’s subsurface ocean may date back to planet’s formationLaurel KornfeldJune 29th, 2020
Scientists who recently studied the detailed images of Pluto’s surface returned by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft in July 2015 have found evidence that the dwarf planet’s subsurface ocean may have been around since Pluto’s formation over four billion years ago.
Pass the salt shaker: Key ingredient of life found on EuropaLaurel KornfeldJune 14th, 2019
A new study has identified yellow regions on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa as sodium chloride or table salt, which may originate in the large moon's underground ocean.
Long March 2C sends CFOSat and seven small satellites to orbitTomasz NowakowskiOctober 29th, 2018
China sent a Long March 2C booster on a mission to deliver the Chinese-French CFOSat ocean-observing spacecraft and seven smaller payloads into a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) on Monday, October 29.
Animation depicts upward movement of water from Europa’s subsurface oceanLaurel KornfeldJuly 11th, 2018
Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have created an animation simulating the possible upward movement of water from Europa's subsurface ocean to its surface, by applying a numerical model used to study movement in Earth's crust.