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LPSC 2014: Plate tectonics on another world: Europa

Emily Lakdawalla • March 19, 2014 • 7

Simon Kattenhorn and Louise Prockter may finally have found subduction zones on Europa, which would it the only other place in the solar system besides Earth that is known to have active plate tectonics.

Through a Glass, Darkly

Bill Dunford • January 13, 2014 • 5

When sent from deep space, even imperfect images can inform and amaze.

Destination: Europa!

Steve Vance • December 16, 2013 • 5

It's time to reassess Europa exploration, past, present and future. The Destination Europa! session at AGU, inspired by the eponymous website and movement, didn't take exactly that message as its theme, but it's what I got from the presentations. What an ELECTRIFYING meeting this has been for Europa exploration!

A serendipitous observation of tiny rocks in Jupiter's orbit by Galileo

Emily Lakdawalla • May 17, 2013 • 3

A look at an older paper describing Galileo's possible sighting of individual ring particles orbiting Jupiter as companions to its inner moon Amalthea.

Galileo's images of Gaspra

Emily Lakdawalla • March 01, 2013 • 2

Last week I trawled the archives to find all of Galileo's images of asteroid Ida; this week, I turned to Gaspra.

Galileo got so many more images of Ida than I realized

Emily Lakdawalla • February 22, 2013 • 1

While writing up the cruise-phase issues of the Galileo Messenger a couple of weeks ago, I came across a fuzzy montage of images of Ida that I had not seen before. So I decided to spend some time digging into the Planetary Data System to see if there were more images to be found. I found lots and lots pictures that I'd never seen before!

Galileo Messengers: Cruise to Venus, Earth, Gaspra, Earth, Ida, and almost to Jupiter

Emily Lakdawalla • February 05, 2013 • 2

It's taken me a year to face the emotionally draining task of reading and writing about Galileo's cruise phase as chronicled in the mission's newsletters.

My ever-popular asteroids-and-comets montage, now in color, with bonus Toutatis

Emily Lakdawalla • December 18, 2012 • 9

My collage of all the asteroids and comets visited by spacecraft is probably the single most popular image I have ever posted on this blog. I've now updated it to be in color and to include Toutatis.

In Honor of JUICE, a New View of Europa

Ted Stryk • May 07, 2012 • 2

To celebrate ESA's selection of the JUICE mission to Jupiter, Ted Stryk produced a new global view of Europa from Galileo data.

Blast from the past: The Galileo Messenger

Emily Lakdawalla • January 20, 2012

From 1981 to 1997, the Galileo mission published an approximately quarterly newsletter called the Galileo Messenger. It eventually ran to 45 issues, until the end of the Prime Mission. The first 20 were published before Galileo ever got off the ground. That period is the subject of this post.

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