WORKSHOP ON THE POTENTIAL FOR FINDING LIFE IN A EUROPA PLUME

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
NASA ARC
Building 152
Moffett Field, California

UpdateA live broadcast will not be provided for this workshop.

Convened by the Planetary Science Division

NASA Headquarters
Washington, DC

Hosted by
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.

Abstract Submission:
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:

https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/calendar/europa-plume-workshop/workshop-europa-plume-registration/

 

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.

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