Europa - The Ocean Moon

Search for an Alien Biosphere

Richard Greenberg

Europa - The Ocean MoonEuropa ­ The Ocean Moon tells the story of the Galileo spacecraft probe to Jupiteršs 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 Galileošs 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.

Europa ­ The Ocean Moon

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Extent: 416 pages
Binding: Hardback
Publication Date: December 2004
ISBN: 978-3-540-22450-1

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