Astrobiology Autumn Colloquium Series - Morgan Cable (NASA JPL)
WhenTuesday, Nov 5, 2019, 3 – 4 p.m.
Campus locationPhysics / Astronomy Auditorium (PAA)
Campus roomPAA 102
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Target AudienceUWAB Community including General Public

Exploring Ocean Worlds: Prebiotic and Astrobiology Implications

Our solar system is host to multiple ocean worlds - planets and moons that contain oceans of liquid, usually water, either on their surfaces or underneath icy crusts. These worlds are prime targets of exploration due to NASA’s quest to ‘follow the water’ and may contain all three ingredients for life as we know it - water, chemistry, and energy. Could life exist in the oceans of Enceladus or Europa? Could even stranger life have emerged in the liquid methane lakes of Titan? We will cover our current state of knowledge of these ocean worlds, and discuss some current missions and future mission concepts to explore their plumes, surfaces, and ocean depths.…
Printed: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 6:47 AM PDT