Space agency NASA is planning an unmanned mission to one of the moons orbiting the planet Jupiter.
A robot will travel to the icy surface of Europa as space experts think the planet could have the right conditions to offer a home to life.
Europa is not a big moon, only slightly smaller than the Earth’s moon.
Its surface is thought to be covered by a huge ocean of water, much of it frozen.
NASA announced the plan and a launch is expected in about 10 years.
Around NZD$18 million has been set aside to fund the new project.
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and fifth from the Sun.)
Article written by Editor