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Juice mission: discovering the icy moons of Jupiter

ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice) lifted off on an Ariane 5 rocket on 14 April 2023. This successful launch marks the beginning of an ambitious journey to discover the secrets of the ocean worlds around the giant planet Jupiter. 

Thanks to the legacy of previous missions to Jupiter, notably the Galileo spacecraft, we know that three of the planet's largest moons - Europa, Ganymede and Callisto - are covered in ice holding quantities of water buried under their surfaces in volumes far greater t...

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