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A new NASA mission to the icy satellite of Jupiter was officially named

The forthcoming mission of NASA to the icy satellite of Jupiter Europe finally received the official name. This mission with a budget of about 2 billion USD - which will be launched in the 2020s. To assess the possibility of the existence of life on the surface of Europe - now called Europa Clipper, although, incidentally, this name has long been used as unofficial for this mission, announced NASA representatives on Thursday, March 9. This name contains a reference to a high-speed three-masted vessel known as a clipper, which was widely used to deliver goods around the world in the 19th century, NASA explained the origin of this name.

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