Science Seminars

Past and Future Exploration of Enceladus and Europa: an Icy Dust Analyzer Perspective

Speaker: Frank Postberg (Freie Universität Berlin)
Date: Thursday, Apr 14, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Seminar Abstract:

Enceladus has become the iconic example of an active icy moon where the subsurface ocean cryo-volcanically communicates with the surface and in fact the surrounding space. In the first part of the talk, the main findings from the Cosmic Dust Analyzer (CDA) and other instruments about Enceladus after the end of the Cassini mission are presented. In the second part, the preparations for future missions to Enceladus and Europa are discussed from the perspective of dust analyzer instrumentation, like LASP’s Surface Dust Analyzer (SUDA) onboard the Europa Clipper mission.