Icy Worlds Projects

Crater Relaxation and Stereo Imaging of the Icy Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn

Monday, November 01 2010 - 10:33 am, PDT
Understanding the evolution of Solar System diversity is a top-level question identified by the 2006 NASA Solar System Exploration Roadmap.

Icy Moon

Terrestrial Planet Geologic History Investigations

Thursday, July 15 2010 - 3:31 pm, PDT
This project includes studies of the geological history of Mercury, Mars, and the satellites of Jupiter and Pluto, plus mission support and public outreach activities.


Dynamic Response of the Environment at the Moon (DREAM)

Wednesday, April 01 2009 - 2:15 pm, PDT
Study of the lunar environment, including dust and extreme environmental conditions, to support missions such as LADEE, LRO, etc.


Multispectral Analysis and Photometry of Galileo Europa Data

Tuesday, February 03 2009 - 10:02 am, PST
A project to analyze data from Jupiter's moon Europa to identify the origin and composition of non-ice deposits on the surface.

Origins of Outer Planet Regular Satellites

Friday, August 15 2008 - 2:22 pm, PDT
Investigation into the source of the solids that led to the formation of the regular satellites of the giant planets.


Formation of Planet-Satellite Systems

Friday, August 15 2008 - 2:20 pm, PDT
Investigation into whether the regular satellites of Jupiter and Saturn formed in gas-poor or gaseous environments. This information assists with accurate interpretation of satellite observations.

Experiments on Electrostatic Charging and Transport of Lunar Dust

Tuesday, March 04 2008 - 2:14 pm, PST
Research to determine how to minimize the impact of lunar dust upon exploration of the moon.