WebHeader_Grove.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Donate your vehicle and help support local, independent journalism today!

Mars, Europa And The Search For Life Outside Of Earth

A full scale model of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is displayed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.
A full scale model of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is displayed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.

Mars has never been so busy.  NASA’s Perseverance rover is now hours away from the shortest and most intense stage of its mission: the landing. And that’s both terrifying and exciting for some. 

This rover carries more cameras with it than on any other interplanetary mission in history19 all told. And they’ll send back breathtaking images of the Martian landscape. But our guest, David Brown, traced the failed mission to another place to which perhaps we should devote more attention… Europa.

Why are we so fascinated with Mars? And what do the possibilities look like for an expedition to Europa?

Copyright 2021 WAMU 88.5

Rupert Allman

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.