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The billion-dollar question: How does the Clipper mission get to Europa?

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif.—At one end of the conference room, four large window panes framed a view of the San Gabriel Mountains. Outside, ribbons of greenery snaked across the hills, a vestige of ... read more

Falcon Heavy for the Outer Solar System

NASA's next interplanetary Flagship mission is the Europa Clipper. The Clipper will orbit Jupiter and ... As you might imagine, though, it's not that easy to fly multi-million or billion-dollar ... read more

Europa on the cheap

Instead of going into orbit around Europa, the Europa Clipper ... orbiter mission designs. While it might be feasible to launch a Europa mission within that billion-dollar cost cap, some scientists ... read more

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Congress gives NASA's planetary science division some love (and a Mars orbiter)

The White House's 2018 budget proposal allocated $425 million for the Europa Clipper mission, but no money for a separate lander. The decision was justified as such: "The budget provides no funding ... read more

Yes, Europa really is sending plumes of water into space

Further Reading The billion-dollar question: How does the Clipper mission get to Europa? "The sudden, short-duration jump in the frequency of intense emissions can be interpreted as consistent with a ... read more

Jupiter's Moon Europa Could Have Tectonic Plates, Like Earth

Just when you thought Jupiter's icy moon Europa couldn't possibly get ... question that now faces NASA is what kind of mission would be best suited to exploring such discoveries. But there's a catch. ... read more

NASA's Europa missions: Questions, comments

"If you want to talk to the world, this man knows how to do it," Culberson said of his friend. President Donald Trump's blueprint for NASA's Fiscal Year 2018 budget funds the Europa Clipper fly ... ... read more

Column: Ex-Padres manager Bud Black earns reputation as baseball’s ‘great communicator’

“You know, you go to a nice steakhouse and get the seafood tower and it ... I still want the Clippers back. I want the Aztecs to win every night in any sport. I want USD to do well. I follow the Holy ... read more

Attempting a landing there: the case for a Europa lander

That doesn’t mean Europa Clipper doesn’t have any issues. “Without question my biggest concern is the necessitated ... the Budget provides no funding for a multi-billion-dollar mission to land on ... read more

Local groups have work to do before getting legitimate shot at an NHL expansion franchise

One thing the NHL hoped to do with its expansion process was to determine which ownership groups had some cattle to match their big cowboy hats. From that perspective, mission accomplished ... wanted ... read more

The owners we love to hate

But the most popular question was, "How about a separate column for owners ... Bill Wirtz, Chicago Blackhawks: Estimated to be worth nearly $4 billion, "Dollar Bill" is the embodiment of the greedy, ... read more

Scientists Prepare for Mission to Europa

“Europa we don’t really get—there are these really key mysteries we’re trying to understand,“ Robert Pappalardo, a planetary scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and project scientist for the ... read more

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