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For this week, we covered:
- Is There a Doctor in Orbit? - French doctors perform the world's first zero-gravity surgery.
- Bose-Einstein States Created - Physicists have developed a new way of making a new form of matter.
After budget cuts and delays, a mission to search for life beneath the icy crust of Europa has been greenlighted.
Image of a rising Jupiter over the Europan ice sheets by Walter Myers of http://www.arcadiastreet.com/. Europa is widely considered the best place in the solar system to look for extraterrestrial life. More info on NASA's Roadmap for Solar System Exploration can be found here.
See also the space.com press release.
More information on NASA's Europa Explorer can be found here