Ep. 494: Icy Moons Update 2018

Thanks to Cassini and other spacecraft, we’ve learned a tremendous amount about the icy worlds in the Solar System, from Jupiter’s Europa to Saturn’s Enceladus, to Pluto’s Charon. Geysers, food for bacteria, potential oceans under the ice and more. What new things have we learned about these places?

This episode was recorded on Thursday, 5/31/2018.

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Show Notes

Icy moons in our solar system
Icy moonsIcy Water Moons That Might Host Life (Infographic)
Saturn’s Icy Moons Are a Little Less Mysterious Thanks to Cassini’s Long Mission
Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter – JPL – NASA
Europa
Cassini finds molecular hydrogen in the Enceladus plume: Evidence for hydrothermal processes
Triton looks like what we thought Pluto would
Europa Clipper Mission
Reprocessed Galileo data shows Europa’s geysers

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