Lecturer: Hans Huybrighs (IRF)
Date: 2015-11-19 10:00
Place: Aniara

Tasting Europa's ocean: the feasibility of in-situ observations of Europa's water vapour plumes

Hans Huybrighs
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 Holmström
Last changed 2015-11-18 13:20:26 by Mats Holmström