How and why the icy moons of Jupiter became a goal for space exploration

In 2024 the European Space Agency will launch a mission 'JUICE' to explore the icy moons of Jupiter. What does it aim to discover? Join space scientist David John Southwood to learn more about the mysterious frozen moons of Jupiter. Find out how our current knowledge of the moons developed, the various ideas for their exploration, and the political and technical ups and downs of planning the upcoming mission.

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David John Southwood CBE is a British space scientist who holds the post of Senior Research Investigator at Imperial College London.


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