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A few weeks ago I was asked to talk on the evening radio news about the firing of a penetrator into a large block of ice in Pendine, West Wales, which I did not know about until the BBC called me.


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The basic idea of the test was to determine some important parameters for the hoped-for one day penetration of the ice sheet of Jupiter’s moon Europa. Europa, one of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter, is thought to be one of the most likely places in our Solar System to be supporting life. This is because we know that, below a sheet of ice, there is a liquid ocean. As water is synonymous with life in our Earth-centric view of what is necessary for life, Europa is at the top of most likely places to find extra-terrestrial life.


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hello there, waht is this we have here


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