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Author Greenberg, Richard J

Title Europa--the ocean moon : search for an alien biosphere / Richard Greenberg
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Praxis Pub., ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xv, 380 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Springer-Praxis books in geophysical sciences
Springer-Praxis books in geophysical sciences.
Contents Discovering Europa -- Water World -- Touring the surface -- Politics and intellect: Converting images into ideas and knowledge -- Tides -- Tides and resonance -- Tides and rotation -- Tides and stress -- Tidal heating -- Tides and orbital evolution -- Understanding Europa -- Global cracking and non-synchronous rotation -- Building ridges -- Dilation of cracks -- Strike-slip -- Return to Astypalaea -- Cycloids -- Rotation revisited -- Chaos -- Crust convergence -- The scars of impact -- Pits and uplifts -- Life on Earth and Europa -- The bandwagon -- The biosphere -- The exploration to come
Summary "Europa - The Ocean Moon tells the story of the Galileo spacecraft probe to Jupiter's moon, Europa. It provides a detailed description of the physical processes, including the dominating tidal forces, that operate on Europa, and includes a comprehensive tour of Europa using images taken by Galileo's camera." "The book then reviews and evaluates the interpretive work carried out to date, providing a philosophical discussion of the scientific process of analysing results and the pitfalls that accompany it. This discussion is integrated into an hypothesis of what Europa is like, with an examination of the astrobiological constraints on this possible biosphere, and implications for future research, exploration, and planetary biological protection."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-373) and index
Notes Print version record
In Springer eBooks
Subject Galileo Project.
Galileo Imaging Science Team.
SUBJECT Galileo Imaging Science Team fast
Galileo Project fast
Subject Imaging systems in geophysics.
Physical geography.
physical geography.
Sciences de la terre.
Imaging systems in geophysics
Galileo Raumsonde
Europa <Jupitermond>
SUBJECT Europa (Satellite)
Subject Jupiter (Planet) -- Europa (Satellite)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004114620
ISBN 9783540270539