#AGU21 — Session P008. Enceladus: Beacon of Ocean Worlds
Saturn’s moon Enceladus continues to captivate. Its diversity of ocean world processes offers a bounty of phenomena for fundamental science, including cryovolcanism and plume dynamics, surface geology and the tectonics of ice, tidal heating, interior structure, ocean circulation dynamics, water-rock geochemistry, hydrothermal systems, the origin and evolution of icy bodies, and much more. Enceladus is a gateway to alien oceans. Furthermore, Enceladus is one of the prime destinations for astrobiology because of the easy access to ocean-derived materials and because it appears to be tantalizingly habitable. Many of us are now asking how Enceladus can support life and how might we search for evidence of life?
This hybrid session (in-person and virtual options) brings our diverse community together to discuss the current state of understanding of all things Enceladus. We also welcome contributions that contextualize Enceladus with other areas of Earth and Planetary Sciences or provide perspectives on the future of Enceladus exploration.
Please submit your abstract by August 4 at https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm21/prelim.cgi/Session/124708
Chris Glein (Southwest Research Institute) and Emily Martin (Smithsonian Institution)