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How Thick Is The Ice On Europa?

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Mechanical engineer T.J. Campbell of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C said a new plan to launch an SUV-sized rocket canister at Jupiter’s famous, frigid moon could shake the surface so much that the tremors would be visible from space. A spacecraft flying overhead could record the tremors. The experiment might help scientists figure out how thick Europa’s ice shell really is. Estimates range from a few kilometers to more than 30 kilometers. Campbell and his colleagues proposed the Europa flyby at a May 24th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. NASA also has a concept for a Europa mission in the works. They are calling it the Europa Multiple Flyby Mission. It would launch in the early 2020s. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/seismic-experiment-might-reveal-thickness-europa%E2%80%99s-ice http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com