NASA Europa mission: Why the 2016 budget includes money to explore Jupiter’s moon (VIDEO).

Why Exploring Jupiter’s Icy Moon Europa Is Now a NASA Priority (Video)

Why Exploring Jupiter’s Icy Moon Europa Is Now a NASA Priority (Video)

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Feb. 5 2015 12:19 PM

To Europa

Why a NASA mission to Jupiter’s famous icy moon is now a priority.

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The White House's 2016 budget for NASA specifically mentions a mission to Europa, a longtime dream of astronomers. What’s so special about the icy Jovian moon?