Although the hypothetical Martians are our favorite aliens, it does not negate the possibility of finding alien life forms on other planets and moons of the Solar System. Many experts are of the opinion that if we really want to explore the possibility of finding life forms in distant places of the Solar System, then it is only wise that the horizons of the search be widened. The recently launched Europa mission is one such welcome initiative.
NASA formed a Science Definition Team (SDT), which comprised of 21 expert scientists, who were asked to review the various aspects of the Europa Lander Mission. The SDT has finally submitted the Europa Mission Report. It is recommended that the Europa Lander Mission should send a probe to the icy moon of Jupiter by 2031, a year after the already planned flyby mission over Europa.