Reply to post: Bah!

Huge ice blades on Jupiter’s Europa will make it a right pain in the ASCII to land on

Stevie Silver badge



These "ice blades" will flash into steam when bathed in the superheated gasses of the lander's mighty descent stage engine.

The astronauts may then safely walk about on the re-frozen ice-plain with the aid of non-slip space-crampons.


POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019