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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 s... read more

James Dolan, Unplugged

At the same time, just opportunity doesn't get you there. You've got to do something with it ... t unwittingly invite any foxes into their billion-dollar henhouses. For this story, a Garden ... 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 wo... 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 fo... 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

‘Hubble Hugger’ at the Helm

What is the most pressing science question not currently served ... outer solar system after the Cassini mission at Saturn ends in 2017. Europa Clipper, the only funded outer-planets mission on the bo... 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 ... fo... 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 Euro... read more

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Pet grooming is a multi-billion-dollar industry that’s growing ... While new inventory does arrive from suppliers, it’s not as frequently. “When we are doing the truck we get really excited when we se... 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, f... read more

The Kavli Foundation Q&A: The Extraterrestrial Next Door

Two questions for each of you: Why are these sorts of molecules so intriguing, and what does this tell us about ... CABLE: Gauging the habitability of Europa is one of the major scientific goals of th... read more



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