The Europa Surface Dust Analyzer is a LASP-built instrument that will be part of NASA's Flagship Europa Clipper mission. Measuring the composition of cosmic dust provides unique insight into the physical and chemical conditions at its origin. SUDA will detect a wide variety of compounds in the dust environment around Europa and connect them to their origin on the surface. This allows simultaneous compositional mapping of many organic and inorganic components, including both major and trace compounds, with a single instrument.
Galilean Moons, Interstellar Dust, Planetary Dust
In situ: Particles