P011:
Enceladus in the Rearview Mirror





Session ID#: 22758

Session Description:
Now that the Cassini mission at Saturn has drawn to a close, the examination of the unique, geysering world of Enceladus moves into a new era. The prospects of future exploratory missions, capable of sampling the moon’s large, ocean-derived plume in search of signatures of life and/or habitability, demand a new, multi-disciplinary approach. 

This session will bring together those studying relevant topics in planetary geophysics, volcanology, microbiology, oceanography, biogeochemistry, astrobiology, hydrothermal systems, seafloor geology and geophysics, and origin of life, with the ultimate goal of synthesizing the currently available information on Enceladus and developing a framework for describing the moon’s biological potential.

As in years past, we will focus on the most recent observational, theoretical and modeling efforts and encourage submissions in the above-mentioned areas that are specific to our findings on Enceladus. Presentations on concepts for future missions back to Enceladus are also encouraged.

Primary Convener:  Carolyn Porco, Space Science Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Convener:  Christopher R German, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
  • T - Tectonophysics
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
Index Terms:

4850 Marine organic chemistry [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
5215 Origin of life [PLANETARY SCIENCES: ASTROBIOLOGY]
6282 Enceladus [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]
8450 Planetary volcanism [VOLCANOLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Peter R Girguis1, Daniel Hoer1, Anna Michel2, Scott D Wankel3, Norman Farr4, Clifford Pontbriand4 and Nicole Raineault5, (1)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (3)Harvard University, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (4)Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (5)Ocean Exploration Trust, Narragansett, RI, United States
Mikael Beuthe, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
Douglas Hemingway and Tushar Mittal, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Isamu Matsuyama, University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson, AZ, United States, Hamish Hay, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, Francis Nimmo, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States and Shunichi Kamata, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Antony Trinh1, Attilio Rivoldini1, Mikael Beuthe1, Jeremy Rekier2, Rose-Marie Baland1 and Tim Van Hoolst1, (1)Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium, (2)Observatoire Royal de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Alexis Bouquet, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States, Benjamin D Teolis, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States and Jack H Waite Jr, Department of Space Science, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, United States
Valery Lainey, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States; Observatoire de Paris, Paris, France and the ISSI-ENCELADE team
Alyssa Rhoden, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, Terry Hurford Jr, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Joseph Spitale, Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States and Wade G Henning, University of Maryland - College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Julie A Huber, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Jonah Peter1, Thomas Nordheim1, Amy Hofmann2 and Kevin P Hand2, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109, Pasadena, CA, United States
Christine Ray1,2, Jack H Waite Jr1,2, Christopher Glein2 and Benjamin D Teolis2, (1)University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Matt B Weller, Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas, Austin, Austin, TX, United States, Lukas Fuchs, Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas, Austin, Austin, TX, TX, United States, Thorsten W Becker, University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States and Krista M Soderlund, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States
Carly Howett, Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, John R Spencer, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States and Anne Verbiscer, Earlysville, VA, United States
Laura M Barge1, Frederick C Krause1, John-Paul Jones1, Keith Billings1 and Pablo Sobron2, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)SETI Institute Mountain View, Mountain View, CA, United States
Ganna Portyankina, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Larry W Esposito, LASP/University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States and Candice J. Hansen, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, United States
Tim Stamper Jr, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, United States and Aida Farough, Kansas State University, Geology, Manhattan, KS, United States
Alma Karen Ramirez-Cabañas, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and Alberto Flandes, Instituto de Geofísica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciencias Espaciales, Mexico, Mexico
Roger Hart and Dawn Cardace, University of Rhode Island, Department of Geosciences, Kingston, RI, United States
Benjamin D Teolis, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, Mark E Perry, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States and Jack H Waite Jr, Department of Space Science, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, United States
Jing Luan, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States and Peter Goldreich, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States

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