Today on Far Future Horizons we will take a 485 million mile journey to the planet Jupiter and visit its ice covered moon Europa, drill its icy crust and plunge into its vast alien ocean to answer a basic question - Are we alone in the universe?




 

In this episode of National Geographic Explorer, we will plunge headlong into the challenges of discovery on an alien world. We will meet the scientists, adventurers, and engineers who are determined to launch a mission to Europa and follow them through the challenges, frustrations, and triumphs that come with planning a mission to a distant alien world. Through the miracle of CGI we will take an unprecedented voyage into the very depths of an alien ocean in search of the strange and exotic life that may inhabit this alien abyss.



This documentary is available on DVD fro National Geographic Video.


Europa: Journey To An Alien Moon

Europa "Life" 
Ever since the early 1980s there has been a lot of speculation on the possibility of life on Jupiter's moon Europa when it was first deduced that a vast ocean may lie under its icy crust. Here is a wonderful short animated film depicting a fantastic voyage to Europa by an expeditionary space probe and the strange yet beautiful life forms that we may one day encounter on this enigmatic world.


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