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Exploring Europa: A Dynamic Ocean World

February 1, 2019
7:30 pm in the Education Building, Room 112
Dr. Samuel Howell
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Europa, a moon of Jupiter, is a geologically active and potentially habitable world, with a global ocean twenty times deeper than Earth’s protected from the vacuum of space by a thick ice shell. Join Boise State Physics on Friday, Feb 1 at 7:30p in the Education Building, room 112, to hear Dr. Samuel Howell of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab describe NASA’s Clipper mission to visit Europa, as well as potential avenues for future landed exploration and ocean access. After the lecture, we’ll visit Boise State’s on-campus observatory. The event is free and open to the public.

You can find relevant information about the Clipper mission on the NASA site, and watch a video about the Clipper mission on YouTube.

Spring 2019 Boise State Physics Department Public Astronomy Events

Talks are from 7:30 to 8:30pm in ED112.
2019 Feb 1Samuel HowellNASA's Jet Propulsion Labs Clipper Mission
2019 Mar 1Ali BramsonUniversity of Arizona Lunar & Planetary Lab' Ice
2019 Apr 5Margaret LandisPlanetary Science Institute at Ceres