Hampton Professor to Explore Jupiter Moon with $100K Grant
Hampton University Professor William B. Moore is the recipient of a $100,000 research grant to study ocean water on the surface of Europa, a moon of Jupiter.
“Europa’s ocean has three times the water of all of Earth’s oceans combined and may be salty or even acidic,” stated Moore. “To find out if life ever arose there, we must send vehicles capable of exploring such a vast, unknown space. Perhaps we will discover that most living things dwell in the darkness of deep oceans on icy worlds like Europa. That would indeed make us special and help us to understand our place in the universe.”
The project is a part of NASA’s Space Technology Program.