Europa By: Garrett and robbie

Europa is a moon of Jupiter

It is one of the four Galilean moons
The discoverers were Simon Marius and Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei
Simon Marius
Is the six largest moon of Jupiter, but the smallest of the Galilean moons.
The satellite that will be thrown at Europa will have about 45 flybys at altitudes from 1700 mi to 16 mi
In 2012, the Hubble space telescope found water vapor pluming out of Europa.
The spacecraft will be equipped with a megnometer, a thermal instrument, and cameras and spectrometers. The magnometer will see if the moon has a magnetic field. The thermal instrument will find thermal images beneath the surface keep a possible liquid ocean under the ice.
One problem that we will face when collecting ice samples is drilling.
The ice penetrating radar will see the depth of the ice layer and also the find possible lakes near the surface.


Created with images by Hubble Space Telescope / ESA - "Water vapour plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa (artist's impression)" • Lunar and Planetary Institute - "Moons of Jupiter" • Hubble Space Telescope / ESA - "Photo composite of suspected water plumes on Europa" • Marc Van Norden - "Jupiter's Moon Europa" • Kuba Bożanowski - "Jupiter and its moons"

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