Moons
Moons

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THE OPEN UNIVERSITY PROSPECTUS [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

UPDATES ON CHANG'E 3, 15-01-2014

Rover and lander both awake, good science data received.

MORE UPDATES FROM YUTU, 23-02-2014

The ‘Yutu’ rover entered its 3rd Lunar night time hibernation period as planned, but serious technical troubles persist that are hampering science operations.

YUTU UPDATE JULY 2014

A summary of known information into July 2014

CHANG'E5 TEST MISSION

A blog post with some useful links.

BBC NEWS ARTICLE ON THE JUICE MISSION - VIDEO

Juice team members Andrew Coates and Michele Dougherty discuss their 'exciting' Jupiter mission.

ESA'S JUICE PAGE

The offical JUICE page of the European Space Agency

NASA 'REQUEST FOR INFORMATION' FOR EUROPA MISSION.

A request to the science and engineering community for concepts for a mission to Europa that costs less than $1 billion, excluding the launch vehicle that can meet as many of the science priorities as possible.

CUBESATS TO EUROPA

NASA funding announced to study the feasibility of deploying multiple tiny CubeSats to Europa.

NOT CUBESATS BUT CHIPSATS?

Even tinier “chipsats” distributed by means of CubeSats?

WHAT ON EARTH! - ANIMATION

This animated short proposes what many earthlings have long feared – that the automobile has inherited the planet. When life on Earth is portrayed as one long, unending conga-line of cars, a crew of extra-terrestrial visitors understandably assume they are the dominant race. While humans, on the other hand, are merely parasites. An Oscar® nominee, this film serves as an entertaining case study.

TREE OF LIFE - INTERACTIVE

Take a moment to look at the first steps life took on Earth, represented by the dark green buttons in the interactive Tree of Life.

ICE-BRINE-ICE-BRINE LAYERING IN GANYMEDE?

News released on 1 May 2014 of a study suggesting that if Ganymede's ice is salty enough there will be layers of salty liquid between types of ice stable at progressively higher pressures, and (important in the context of life) between the lowest ice layer and the underlying rock.

HABITABLE EXOMOONS?

An article by the Open University's Professor Andrew Norton musing about the habitability of moons of explanets (planets of other stars).

MOONS ALUMNI FORUM (NEW LINK)

This is where you can keep in touch with the subject and with your fellow learners. There is already a bonus video there, and more items and news links will appear. You can post your own too.

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