NASA and the European Space Agency will take steps toward merging their outer-planet exploration plans, eyeing a mission that would send separate U.S. and European spacecraft to visit the four largest moons of Jupiter circa 2026, while also researching a possible joint visit to Saturn’s moons Titan and Enceladus. The U.S. portion of the Jupiter mission would give scientists their best-ever view of Europa, the Jovian moon whose frozen crust is thought to conceal a subsurface ocean that ...

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