NASA plans a robotic mission to search for life on Europa | io9
It looks like it’s finally going to happen, an actual mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa — one of the the solar system’s best candidates for hosting alien life.
Yesterday, NASA announced an injection of $17.5 billion from the federal government (down by $1.2 billion from its 2010 peak). Of this, $15 million will be allocated for “pre-formulation” work on a mission to Europa, with plans to make detailed observations from orbit and possibly sample its interior oceans with a robotic probe. Mission details are sparse, but if all goes well, it could be launched by 2025 and arriving in the early 2030s.
This is incredibly exciting. Recent evidence points to a reasonable chance of habitability. Its massive subsurface ocean contains almost twice as much water as found on Earth. The water is kept in liquid state owing to the gravitational forces exerted by Jupiter and the moon’s turbulent global ocean currents. The good news is that a probe may not have to dig very deep to conduct its search for life; the moon’s massive plumes are ejecting water directly onto the surface.
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Ancient Psychic Tandem Warcast Episode 1
"The Internet’s first Adventure Time-themed podcast … that I know of.” — Zack Smith
Listen to this first episode with uberfans Zack Smith and writer Lev Grossman. Thanks, guys!
It’s the Internet’s first “Adventure Time” podcast, featuring in-depth discussion of Cartoon Network’s Emmy-winning hit! Each episode, Zack Smith and a rotating group of co-hosts will rewatch and discuss classic episodes, the inhabitants of the Land of Ooo and more!
In Episode 1, Zack and author Lev Grossman (“The Magicians”) cover the original animated short, “The Enchiridion,” “Slumber Party Panic,” “Trouble in Lumpy Space,” “Prisoners of Love,” and “My Two Favorite People.”
INTRO: Adventure Time Theme
OUTRO: “Island Song” by Ashley Eriksson
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NOTE THE FIRST: This is a fan podcast and not affiliated in any way with Cartoon Network, Frederator Studios or related organizations.
NOTE THE SECOND: This is intended for adult and older viewers of “Adventure Time.” There may be language or themes discussed that are inappropriate or confusing for younger listeners.
NOTE THE THIRD: I’m still learning how to use Audacity, so weird edits and jumps and things may occur in this, Experience is the teacher! As are YouTube Tutorials.