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Workshop on the Habitability of Icy Worlds

Category: Planetary Exploration

Event Format: Workshop

Date: 5-7 Feb 2014

Location: Pasadena, CA US

The primary objective of this workshop will be to focus on the astrobiological potential of icy worlds in the outer solar system- including Europa, Ganymede, Enceladus, Titan and beyond-with discussion on future research directions and spacecraft missions that can best assess that potential. The agenda for the workshop will be organized around thematic sessions that address the potential habitability of the unique planetary environments of the outer solar system. Presentations on research involving terrestrial analogs for icy world environments are also encouraged. The workshop will be divided into thematic sessions on: water and exotic solvents; chemical energy for life; organics and their detection; ocean physics and chemistry; icy world activity and habitability over time; continuing and future outer solar system exploration. Abstract Deadline:  November 21, 2013.

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Web Site Address: http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/icyworlds2014

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