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To Europa! Mission to Jupiter's Moon Gains Support in Congress

To Europa Mission to Jupiter s Moon Gains Support in Congress


Scientists who want to explore Jupiter's ocean-harboring moon Europa have some allies in high places.

Several influential congresspeople are among those calling for a mission toEuropa, which is regarded by many scientists as the best place to search for life beyond Earth.

"We don't need to wait to go find life in another solar system," Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, said in July. "It's right here in our own backyard."

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This sounds a lot like the plot of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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