We could find life on another planet, but do we have the will?
Posted by Bill Nye
19-06-2014 10:46 CDT
Are we alone in the universe?
This month’s National Geographic cover story takes a look at the question, including the latest developments in astrobiology and exoplanet research. The story also covers the Hubble Space Telescope’s recent discovery of geysers on Jupiter’s moon Europa that spew water from a subsurface ocean into outer space.
I wrote an accompanying opinion piece on NASA’s proposed Europa Clipper mission, which would send a spacecraft into orbit around Jupiter for an up-close look at Europa’s geysers. In the article, I write:
But, as I go on to say, there is currently no funding set aside to make the Europa Clipper mission a reality:
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