A mission to space to find living extraterrestrial life

Composite image of Jupiter and its 4 Galilean moons. From left to right the moons are Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. The Galileo spacecraft obtained the images to make this composite in 1996. Note: these are photos, not paintings. Image via EarthSky from NASA Photojournal.

The Mission: A True Story by David W. Brown (2021) 482 pages @@@@@ (5 out of 5)

Our evolving view of the solar system

Europa, though slightly smaller than Earth’s moon, is one of the four largest of Jupiter’s 79 moons. Image: Pinterest

Five central characters

From NASA, a rendering of the Europa Clipper now in development.

The drama

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Mal Warwick

Mal Warwick

Author, book reviewer, serial entrepreneur, board member