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The subsurface ocean of Enceladus: A habitable place in our solar system

28.11.2019 | 16:15

Geowissenschaftliches Kolloquium

Prof. Dr. Frank Postberg (Freie Universität Berlin)

Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus harbours a global ocean, which lies under an ice crust of just a few kilometres thickness. Through warm cracks in the crust a cryovolcanic plume ejects ice grains and vapour into space providing access to materials originating from the ocean. The ocean is 30 – 55 km deep and hydrothermal activity is suspected to be occurring at the bottom. The presentation focuses on results from the two mass spectrometers aboard the Cassini spacecraft, which frequently carried out compositional in situ measurements of plume material emerging from the subsurface of Enceladus.

Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an: Mitarbeiter/innen der Freien Universität Berlin Studierende Forschende Externe

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28.11.2019 | 16:15

Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften, Großer Hörsaal, (C.011), Haus C, Malteserstrasse 74-100, 12249 Berlin

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