EFE | Washington

NASA has taken the first step on a mission that will try to determine whether Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, has the conditions for life.

Nine instruments and sensors have been selected for the spacecraft that will try to determine if a briny ocean is hidden under Europa's frozen crust and whether temperatures on the mysterious moon would allow some forms of life to exist, the U.S. space agency said.

The Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Bertrand Piccard, flies under the moon (right) and Jupiter (center). EFE/File
The Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Bertrand Piccard, flies under the moon (right) and Jupiter (center). EFE/File
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