Defining Habitability in the Universe
Biochemistry of Icy Solar System Moons
Jane Greaves
University of St Andrews
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!)
09:00 - 10:30