Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Moffett Field, California
Update: A live broadcast will not be provided for this workshop.
Convened by the Planetary Science Division
NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI)
Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)
Current Europa missions under study by NASA are focused on answering the question “Is Europa habitable?” However, the potential presence of water plumes on the satellite could present an opportunity to pursue the question “Is there life on Europa?” Answering this question is far more challenging because measurements currently possible may provide only ambiguous results from a mission that either orbits or flies by Europa at relatively high velocity. To that end, NASA’s Planetary Science Division is convening a workshop to consider strategies to investigate Europa’s putative plumes for evidence of life.
Abstracts should be submitted by 1/27/15 through the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) website at: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meeting_portal/abstract_submission/?mtg=516
Registration is free. All attendees, whether submitting an abstract or not, are requested to register at the following website:
The workshop will be followed on Feb. 19-20 by a meeting of the Outer
Planets Assessment Group that will also be held at Ames.