AGU Fall Meeting 2023 Session P011 – Enceladus: From Inner Workings to the Potential for Life

Dear planetary and astrobiology colleagues,

We welcome you to the 18th year of this session on Saturn’s moon Enceladus! We seek contributions spanning a range of topics fundamental to how Enceladus works and whether it might host life. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) Enceladus’s origin and orbital evolution; plume physics and subsurface plumbing; surface geology, chemistry, and ice tectonics; interior structure; subsurface ocean composition and dynamics; hydrothermal activity; organic evolution and the possible emergence of life; habitability through time; and biosignature potential. We will foster a collegial atmosphere and promote diverse perspectives. We encourage the participation of planetary scientists, astrobiologists, astronomers, microbiologists, geologists, geophysicists, geochemists, volcanologists, and oceanographers. Results from analogue field work, Cassini and telescopic data analyses, modeling studies, laboratory experiments, and mission/instrument development are welcome, as are comparisons with other ocean worlds.

This session will showcase the vibrancy of our community to cap off another year of exciting advancements.

Abstracts are due Wednesday, August 2, 2023.
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We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco and online!

Chris Glein, Doug Hemingway, Ashley Schoenfeld