National Science Teaching Association

Web Seminar: NSTA Science Update: The Exploration of Europa – an Ocean World in our Backyard, November 12, 2019

Web Seminar

Join us on Tuesday, November 12, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm Eastern time to learn about one of Jupiter's moons, Europa.

Jupiter’s moon, Europa, has intrigued astronomers since the invention of the telescope, yet little was known about this icy satellite until the space age. Recent spacecraft observations suggest that Europa may have a salty ocean beneath its ice crust, as well as a very young surface, suggesting that this moon is active today. As an ocean world with interesting chemistry and energy sources, Europa is a prime location to search for life elsewhere in our Solar System.

This talk will give a brief history of Europa exploration, will describe what we know about Europa’s geology and interior, and will discuss NASA’s upcoming Europa Clipper mission. The Europa Clipper will launch in 2023 and will address many fundamental questions about icy ocean worlds beyond Earth.

Presenter: Louise Prockter


Target Audience: All people interested in science
Date: Tuesday November 12, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM CT / 5:00 PM MT / 4:00 PM PT
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Duration: 60 minutes


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