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LPI Announces Publication of Space Science Series Volume

February 2, 2010

Book coverThe Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is pleased to announce the release of Europa, the latest volume in the prestigious Space Science Series, published by The University of Arizona Press. Volumes in the Series are produced under a unique collaborative agreement between the Press and the LPI. The LPI provides pre-press production services, including copyediting and formatting, and the Press provides traditional publishing services, including printing, marketing, and distribution. This unique collaboration enables the Press to offer the books in this series at a price that is affordable to a much wider segment of the community, including graduate students.

Few worlds are as tantalizing and enigmatic as Europa, whose complex icy surface intimates the presence of an ocean below. Europa beckons for our understanding and future exploration, enticing us with the possibilities of a water-rich environment and the potential for life beyond Earth. This new volume, edited by Robert T. Pappalardo, William B. McKinnon, and Krishan K. Khurana, with 85 contributing authors, reveals the discovery and current understanding of Europa’s icy shell, subsurface ocean, presumably active interior, and myriad inherent interactions within the Jupiter environment. Europa is the foundation upon which the coming decades of scientific advancement and exploration of this world will be built, making it indispensable for researchers, students, and all who hold a passion for exploration.

Other Space Science Series books produced by the Press in collaboration with the LPI include Origin of the Earth and Moon, Asteroids III, Comets II, Meteorites and the Early Solar System II, Protostars and Planets V, and The Solar System Beyond Neptune.

The LPI is managed by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), which operates programs and institutes focused on research and education in space-related science and engineering disciplines. The LPI is operated by USRA under a cooperative agreement with the Science Mission Directorate of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Last updated February 3, 2010