Moons
Moons

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THE OPEN UNIVERSITY PROSPECTUS

DAVID ROTHERY TALKS TO STAN PEALE

In May 2014 David Rothery recorded a bonus video with Stan Peale about his work that predicted Io’s tidal heating just before it was discovered.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ENCELADUS

With NASA's interactive moons explorer you can study Enceladus in more detail.

ENCELADUS’ ‘GREAT LAKE’

Evidence for a polar lake sandwiched between rock and ice inside Enceladus. Do YOU think this makes Enceladus more likely to be habitable than Europa?

JUICE

The joint NASA-European Space Agency mission to Europa described as ‘on hold’ in this video has been replaced by an ESA mission in 2022 to study Ganymede, Callisto and Europa called JUICE (Jupiter Icy moons Explorer).

MORE INFORMATION ON HYDROTHERMAL VENTS

An overview of where life could occur and a discussion of how we might explore Europa can be found in the article 'Searching for life where the Sun don’t shine (part 6): explorations to the seafloors of Earth and Europa' in Astrobiology Magazine.

GIANT GEYSERS ON JUPITER'S ICY MOON EUROPA MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEAR

Space.com discusses the failure of follow-up observations in 2013 and 2014 to detect Europa's plumes.

CHARIKLO, ITS RINGS AND ITS MOON(S)

BBC NEWS - PLUTO MOONS GET MYTHICAL NEW NAMES

The recently discovered fourth and fifth moons of Pluto now have official names: Kerberos and Styx.

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