Abstract

Session
Defining Habitability in the Universe
Title of Abstract
Biochemistry of Icy Solar System Moons
Author
Jane Greaves
Co-Authors
 
Institution
University of St Andrews
Summary (maximum 250 words)
Habitats for life may exist on cold minor bodies of the solar system. Example habitats include liquid water layers below icy crusts of giant-planet moons, and dwarf planet or moon surfaces with complex chemistry. I will present results from ground-based telescopes on out-gassing of molecules from Europa and Enceladus, and surface/atmosphere data for Pluto (in the run-up to the New Horizons encounter in the week after NAM!)
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Schedule

Session Time
09:00 - 10:30
Talk start
09:20
Day
Monday

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