Hans Huybrighs (IRF)Date:
AniaraTasting Europa's ocean: the feasibility of in-situ observations of Europa's water vapour plumes
Swedish Institute of Space Physics
Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, is thought to have a sub-surface ocean of liquid water beneath its icy surface, which could be habitable. Recent observations indicate the existence of water vapour plumes at Europa. The in-situ measurements of the plume particles may allow the direct sampling of Europa’s sub-surface ocean. We report on investigations of the feasibility of in-situ observations of such plumes by the PEP instrument, part of the future JUICE mission.
Created 2015-11-06 09:30:09 by Mats HolmströmLast changed 2015-11-18 13:20:26 by Mats Holmström