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(France 24)   All these worlds are yours except Europa. Attempt no landing there   (france24.com) divider line 25
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2013-02-17 11:56:59 AM
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Earlier proposed mission: "An orbiter, lander, and thermal ice-melting probe, with detachable ROV minisub, to burrow thru the ice and check out the ocean under the ice. Because we're farking AMERICA, and that's how AMERICANS do Farking SPACE exploration."

Stripped-down mission: "Well, you can look at it from a distance every time you swing around the primary."

Now down to:

"Hey, ESA, can we hitch a ride for one of our instruments? Promise we won't take up too much room? Pretty-please?"

I has a sad. farking Congress and farking military budgets for two wars, plus farking tax breaks for the rich.
2013-02-17 11:38:37 AM
3 votes:
You know what? I LIKED that movie.  And the book was great too.
2013-02-17 09:57:28 AM
3 votes:
This is news?

I thought this was already known for years
2013-02-17 05:46:51 PM
1 votes:

Modified Cornstarch: 2065 wasn't as good but it explained a whole lot.
Heywood's deduction of the life there being inedible was pretty funny.


I'm trying to remember (and assuming you meant 2061) but all I'm drawing is that the Europa ecosystem was sulfur-based instead of carbon-based like ours, and that they were hiding from the ship's exhaust plume because it contained oxygen, which would have been poisonous to them.

And that drinking comet-sourced water would give you a serious case of the squirts.

/the books were interesting, but the characters had no character
2013-02-17 05:18:08 PM
1 votes:

jigger: Trashy: For those confused about the title Read more or watch a horrible Roy Scheider movie..

The funny part is that the movie showed a swamp on Europa. It has so much water that visible land would be impossible.


Not after the heat from Jupiter turning all solar evaporates a large part of it:

upload.wikimedia.org

Don't forget, that swamp is likely millions of years in the future.
2013-02-17 01:42:08 PM
1 votes:

eyeq360: Evil Mackerel: Ennuipoet: ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

That was Pluto.

From what I've read, Cthulhu stopped on Saturn before coming to Earth.


Evil Mackerel: PlutoYuggoth

FTFY.
2013-02-17 12:20:08 PM
1 votes:
We sent a probe there but this is all we got back
digitalpolyphony.webs.com

It was like 25 minutes of this shiat.
2013-02-17 12:03:48 PM
1 votes:

kyleaugustus: Evil Mackerel: Brick-House: We should go check it out...

[www.keithmcneill.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk image 800x533]

Agreed!

I'll chip in a few bucks, but I don't want a fly-by mission.  I want the plan for a Europa lander and drill.


You want to drill Europa?  I heard she's into the whole bestiality thing, though.
2013-02-17 11:58:50 AM
1 votes:

eraser8: White_Scarf_Syndrome: You know what? I LIKED that movie.  And the book was great too.

I liked it, too.

Of course, I was just a little kid who was pretty easy to please.


Hell, I caught it again at age 39 and it holds up pretty well.  Nice group of actors, including Helen Mirren who I didn;t even remember was in it.
2013-02-17 11:57:56 AM
1 votes:

Evil Mackerel: Brick-House: We should go check it out...

[www.keithmcneill.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk image 800x533]

Agreed!


I'll chip in a few bucks, but I don't want a fly-by mission.  I want the plan for a Europa lander and drill.
2013-02-17 11:55:47 AM
1 votes:

White_Scarf_Syndrome: You know what? I LIKED that movie.  And the book was great too.


I liked it, too.

Of course, I was just a little kid who was pretty easy to please.
2013-02-17 11:51:37 AM
1 votes:

texdent: Evil Mackerel: Mister Peejay: texdent: Does Europa have oil?

No, but the gas planets have methane.

I could see humans putting and orbitail refineries around Neptune.
A last stp gas station before you leave the system as it where.

Then what would Uranus have?


Uthane.
2013-02-17 11:47:30 AM
1 votes:
We should go check it out...

www.keithmcneill.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
2013-02-17 11:47:03 AM
1 votes:
www.timjarvis.com
/approves
2013-02-17 11:43:10 AM
1 votes:
JPL and the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland developed a new exploration project named Clipper with a total coast of two billion dollars minus the launch.

What a Hopkins coast Clipper minus the launch might look like
3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-02-17 11:42:12 AM
1 votes:

Ennuipoet: ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn


That was Pluto.
2013-02-17 11:40:51 AM
1 votes:

Mister Peejay: texdent: Does Europa have oil?

No, but the gas planets have methane.


I could see humans putting and orbitail refineries around Neptune.
A last stp gas station before you leave the system as it where.
2013-02-17 11:39:02 AM
1 votes:
Especially if you're Taikonaut
2013-02-17 11:36:45 AM
1 votes:
Something from that series turned out to be vaguely correct, like maybe the subsurface composition of Europa. After the discovery the NASA team called him to joke with him about it.
2013-02-17 11:36:38 AM
1 votes:
I thought it was Enceladus orbiting around Saturn that was the likeliest place.
2013-02-17 11:36:28 AM
1 votes:
For those confused about the title Read more or watch a horrible Roy Scheider movie..
2013-02-17 11:33:36 AM
1 votes:

Deacon Blue: So, Europa is our solar systems version of the big red button labeled "DO NOT PUSH"?


Or maybe a forbidden fruit?
2013-02-17 11:24:44 AM
1 votes:
This news is so old that it's the reason for the line quoted in the headline.

What's next?  Breaking story:  Jupiter is REALLY FREAKIN BIG?
2013-02-17 10:41:37 AM
1 votes:

cman: This is news?

I thought this was already known for years


i'm pretty sure i read a book about it maybe 25 years ago. so, it's news, but not the new kind of news.
2013-02-17 10:25:23 AM
1 votes:
ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
 
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