Giant, jagged 'ice spikes' cover Jupiter's moon Europa, new study suggests

Jupiterís icy moon Europa has come into the spotlight as one of the likeliest places in the solar system to find Earth-like life. Scientists believe that beneath its icy shell lurks a liquid ocean, perhaps even one thatís relatively warm and hospitable to life. NASAís Europa Clipper mission, currently with a launch date set for the 2020s, will investigate the moon further from orbit, but what researchers would really like is a lander to either touch down ó or, ideally, go beneath ó the surfa

Giant, jagged 'ice spikes' cover Jupiter's moon Europa, new study suggests

If you're planning a trip to Jupiter's moon Europa, be prepared for a rough landing.

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Phys.org

Europa Lander Could be Greeted by Massive Ice Spikes

Mon 8 Oct 18 from Discover Magazine

Jupiter's moon Europa has huge shards of ice that could stop us finding aliens who live there, scientists warn

The towering blades and spikes could kill any spacecraft that tried to land on the surface

Mon 8 Oct 18 from The Independent

Spiky ice spires may stud the equator of Jupiterís moon Europa

Fields of jagged ice spires, if they exist, could affect where future spacecraft land on the Jovian moon.

Mon 8 Oct 18 from ScienceNews

Europa Might Have 50-Foot Spikes on Its Surface that Could Destroy Visiting Spacecraft

It's almost as if Europa has something it doesn't want us to see.

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Livescience

Jupiter moon Europa's jagged ice towers could imperil robot landers

Exploring the tropics of Jupiter's ocean moon Europa would be no walk on the beach.

Tue 9 Oct 18 from FOXNews

Giant Ice Spikes on Europa Could Endanger Future Landers

A new analysis of the conditions on Europa says we could encounter pointy spears of ice on the surface up to 50 feet tall, which may skewer any lander unlucky enough to come down in the wrong ...

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Extremetech

Ice spikes on Europa could be threatening for future missions

An ice penitence in outer space.

Mon 8 Oct 18 from ZME Science

Giant, jagged 'ice spikes' cover Jupiter's moon Europa, new study suggests

In a study released Monday, scientists say they've found evidence of huge, jagged "ice spikes," some 50 feet tall, on the moon's surface.        

Mon 8 Oct 18 from USA today

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