Four-Way Fight for NASA’s Next Discovery Missions

Interesting Engineering | Feb 15, 2020 at 7:12 AM
  • NASA has set four different Discovery Program investigations in an elimination match; two to Venus, one to Jupiter’s Io, and another to Neptune’s moon, Triton.
  • If selected, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory would manage the mission.
  • Via close flybys, IVO would help scientists study how magma is generated — and eventually erupts — on the active planet.