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Exploring the Seas of Earth and Other Worlds

Artist's concept of Europa's ocean and plumes

Air Date: 06/23/2015
Run Time: 28:50

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Topics: Jupiter's moons, Enceladus, Europa, mission status, Planetary Radio, Venus, life, Earth, Mars, Saturn's moons, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)

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We return to the beautiful Aquarium of the Pacific in southern California for a fascinating conversation about ocean science. What we learn down here is furthering our research around the solar system. William Patzert, Jerry Schubel and Steven Vance join Mat Kaplan on stage. Emily Lakdawalla tells us what Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory rover, has been doing lately. Bruce Betts is keeping his eye on converging Jupiter and Venus.

Artist's concept of Europa's

Britney Schmidt / Dead Pixel VFX / Univ. of Texas at Austin

Artist's concept of Europa's "Great Lake"
This artist's concept depicts Europa's "Great Lake." Researchers predict many more such lakes are scattered throughout the moon's icy shell.

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