Europa - The Ocean Moon: Search For An Alien Biosphere / Edition 1

Europa - The Ocean Moon: Search For An Alien Biosphere / Edition 1

by Richard Greenberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3540224505

ISBN-13: 9783540224501

Pub. Date: 01/12/2005

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This story of the Galileo spacecraft probe to Jupiter's moon provides a unique understanding of the Galileo images of Europa, and examines in detail the physical setting that might sustain extra-terrestrial life in Europa's ocean and icy crust.

Overview

This story of the Galileo spacecraft probe to Jupiter's moon provides a unique understanding of the Galileo images of Europa, and examines in detail the physical setting that might sustain extra-terrestrial life in Europa's ocean and icy crust.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540224501
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
01/12/2005
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Geophysical Sciences Series
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Discovering Europa.- Water World.- Touring the surface.- Politics and intellect: Converting images into ideas and knowledge.- Tides.- Tides and resonance.- Tides and rotation.- Tides and stress.- Tidal heating.- Tides and orbital evolution.- Understanding Europa.- Global cracking and non-synchronous rotation.- Building ridges.- Dilation of cracks.- Strike-slip.- Return to Astypalaea.- Cycloids.- Rotation revisited.- Chaos.- Crust convergence.- The scars of impact.- Pits and uplifts.- Life on Earth and Europa.- The bandwagon.- The biosphere.- The exploration to come.

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